A Safer Internet for All

Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice and good digital parenting.

Good Digital Parenting

BLOG

Distance No More

By David Polgar | Feb. 27, 2015

What I love most about modern technology is its ability to completely obliterate distances.

Digital Citizenship #Tweens #Kids #Smartphone

BLOG

Parents Just Don't Understand

By Thomas Dodson | Feb. 24, 2015

A new study finds that parents are not as involved as they should be in their teens' online lives. 

Social Media #Social Media #Teens #Digital Reputation #Parental Controls

Policy & Research

POLICY BRIEF

#WePROTECT: Global Online Child Sexual Abuse Summit

There are few crimes more heinous than the sexual abuse of children. While the offense certainly did not originate with the Internet, the development of the technology has allowed perpetrators to share details of their abuse with thousands of people around the world. This distribution results in the intensified and continual suffering of many victims.   

International

VIDEO

FOSI 2014 Year in Review Video

A lot can happen in a year, especially in the digital world. In this 2014 online safety review, FOSI summarizes the changes in US policy, surrounding issues such as sexting and student data privacy, and policy changes happening in Europe and Australia. Also find out what FOSI has been up to in terms of research, events, tips and tools for parents, and plans and goals for 2015.

Digital Citizenship

VIDEO

What's Trending Online 2014 Video

Have you ever thought about how many people all over the world are connected online? Or how much Internet access has expanded around the globe? This video was presented at the Family Online Safety Institute Annual Conference in November, 2014 where over 90 speakers and 500 attendees gathered to explore the changing world of online safety.  

International