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

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Practical Tips to Make Your Connected Home More Secure.

By John Wu | Nov. 16, 2016

With the average home now having more than 10 connected devices, what can we do to keep our families and our homes safe?  Here are a few practical tips to make your connected home more secure.

Privacy #Parents #Connected Toys #Privacy #Safety #Internet of Things

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Eight Questions for Families To Help Understand Tech in Transition

By Janell Burley Hofmann | Nov. 9, 2016

Eight prompts to bring perspective and purpose to our beliefs around tech. We can revisit this process as our families grow and change – as well as the technology. 

Parenting #Parents #Technology #Online Safety #Safety

Policy & Research

REPORT

Kids & the Connected Home: Privacy in the Age of Connected Dolls, Talking Dinosaurs, and Battling Robots

On December 1st, FOSI and the Future of Privacy Forum released a white paper on " Kids and the Connected Home: Privacy in the Age of Connected Dolls, Talking Dinosaurs, and Battling Robots." The paper explores the landscape of connected toys including how toys connect to platforms and servers and the variety of types of connected toys. 

Privacy #Online Safety #Privacy #Connected Toys

POLICY BRIEF

Online Harassment: Testing the Limits of Free Speech

Few places on the Internet can claim to be free from harassment. Newspaper websites, social media platforms, online sports forums, gaming sites, and television fan comment boards deal with this problem. All corners of the web are impacted in some way by the scourge of vile and degrading speech aimed at public and private people alike. Eradicating this speech and creating an Internet that can be confidently used by everyone is a challenge that must be confronted by all sectors of society. 

Safety #Safety #Privacy #policy

POLICY FILING

The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

On June 2nd, FOSI filed comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the Department of Commerce in response to a request for comments on "The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things." 

Safety #Internet of Things #Privacy #Internet Safety