Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice and good digital parenting.
On November 17 and 18, the Family Online Safety Institute will host its 9th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. This year's event, entitled "Risks. Harms. Rewards", will focus on the many benefits, opportunities, and challenges our online lives can bring us.
On October 19th FOSI is holding a book talk between renowned author Sherry Turkle and our CEO, Stephen Balkam, about her groundbreaking new book. This hour-long talk, hosted by Amazon, will delve into the discoveries and theories she describes in "Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk".
There are more ways than ever for kids to hurt and harass others both in school and out. And it is everyone’s responsibility to stand up and stand against bullying of all kinds. Use these resources to help talk to your child about cyberbullying.
Your phone goes with you everywhere and has a lot of information about your location. But you can control which apps have access to your location services, this video will show you how.
For the last 18 months there have been hundreds of news stories, dozens of politicians’ speeches, and numerous policy announcements focused on combating the threat of online radicalization of youth and violent extremism. Once a niche area tackled by the intelligence community, this has become a topic of daily conversation in business meetings and around the dinner table. The challenges posed by ISIS, far-right extremists and others require responses from law enforcement, industry, policymakers, and parents.
FOSI partnered with Intel Security on their latest research entitled "The Realities of Cyber Parenting: What Pre-teens and Teens Are Up To Online”. The global study examined the online behaviors and social networking habits of pre-teens and teens aged between 8 and 16 years old, as well as looking at the concerns of parents.
The advent of connected cars, interactive fridges and Internet-enabled watches brings with it a wealth of possibilities. However, the ways in which the new technology will simplify our daily lives, boost commercial profits and the innumerable life-changing opportunities that it presents must be balanced against the potential for invasion of privacy, data breaches and even misuse.