Good Digital Parenting While Staying At Home

Our households, communities, nation, and world are experiencing rapid change in a way we’ve never seen before.

Good Digital Parenting


What Parents Need to Know about Encrypted Apps

By Andrew Zack | June 2, 2020

When reading the word ‘encryption,’ you might connect it to security more than safety. But increasingly this technology is being utilized by apps and services that families frequently use.

#Apps #Encryption #Good Digital Parenting #Families


Getting Connected: For Older Adults, Broadband is Essential During COVID-19

By Debra Berlyn | May 26, 2020

These are challenging and uncertain times for all of us, with extended stay at home requirements changing the way we live our everyday lives.

#Good Digital Parenting #Broadband #Accessibility #Scams #Older Americans Month #Online Safety

Policy & Research

Online Safety in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

This whitepaper aims to connect the emerging technological phenomena of artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications with key actions needed to advance a culture of responsibility online.

Protecting Innocence In A Digital Age

Testimony of Stephen Balkam, CEO and Founder of Family Online Safety Institute, before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary -  July 9, 2019


Revisiting COPPA

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and its corresponding Rule were passed in 1998, before Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, or Hello Barbie were even conceived. Despite the Rule having been updated there have been calls to alter the way that children’s privacy is regulated in the United States. This white paper explores the implications of the current regime and potential areas of improvement.