Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice and good digital parenting.
From talking toys to the rise of virtual and augmented reality, this event will explore the ways that new technologies and interactive products will affect kids and families.
Join FOSI in Washington, DC on December 1st for our 10th Annual Conference. The event, titled "Online Safety in Transition", will be focused on new developments in online safety and policy.
Selfies are not the answer to the growing self-esteem problem we have. And not allowing your child to use apps such as Instagram and Snapchat isn’t the answer either. Instead use these tips to open up a conversation with your child about the images they share online and the images they see others posting.
As educators, healthy boundaries help a school flourish. Policies and rules should be honored and respected – but also revisited. Reflections and revisions on best practices help educators grow, evolve and have a clear direction for their goals and intentions.
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.
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."
In April 2016, FOSI filed comments with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) of Canada about educating children on the importance of their on and off-line reputation through online activities.