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


Improving Your Online Reputation in Time for Graduation

By Jennifer Hanley | April 25, 2016

Here are a few things that parents can encourage their child to do to enhance their digital footprint-  whether they are applying for college, an internship, or their first job. 

Social Media Parenting #Social Media #Teens #Digital Reputation #Parents #College


What’s the Hype About Followers?

By MJ Esther | April 21, 2016

For teens today it is all about social media followers. Learn what the hype is all about and why teens are trying so hard to gain as many followers as they can. 

Social Media #Social Media #Teens #Digital Reputation #Parents

Policy & Research


"Revenge Porn": The Response to Cyber Exploitation

Revenge porn. Non-consensual sharing of intimate images. Online sexual harassment. Cyber exploitation. It doesn’t matter what you call the behaviour, the public sharing of explicit images online without the subject’s consent has become one of the scourges of the new Internet generation.

#policy #revenge porn


Parents, Privacy & Technology Use

FOSI released its latest research report, “Parents, Privacy and Technology Use” on November 17, 2015. This research was conducted by Hart Research Associates and included an online survey of 589 parents of kids ages 6 to 17, as well as 3 focus groups in suburban Philadelphia. The project explored how parents view the role that technology plays in their kids' lives, how they manage their kids' online activity, and how parents model good technology use. This report was made possible by a grant from the Digital Trust Foundation. 

#Teens #Children #Privacy #Parents #Parental Controls #technology


Violent Extremism: The New Online Safety Discussion

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.

#policy #extremism