Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice and good digital parenting.
On September 16th FOSI and Telecom Italia will co-host an online safety conference in Rome. This event will bring together some of the most prominent experts in online safety from the US, UK and Europe and will feature the latest European research, as well as highlighting best practices in Internet ...
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.
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.
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.