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.

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Internet Safety Month Checklist

By Rebecca Kielty | June 20, 2017

June is racing by, how have you celebrated Internet Safety Month?  Coming into its twelfth year, Internet Safety Month has been an opportunity to stop children from being victimized in online spaces.  A group of companies and organizations, including FOSI, Google, and the National Cyber Security Alliance, are using this month the teach best practices to keep your family safe on the internet. 

#Internet Safety Month #Kids #Online Safety #Digital Parenting

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Tips to Preserve Your Digital Reputation This Summer

By Zoe McLeod | June 13, 2017

High school can be an overwhelming experience for your teens. Between school and extracurriculars, it is easy for younger generations to forget about the state of their digital footprint, especially now as summer vacations are beginning. As many of your teens enjoy their time off from school, it is important to remind them to maintain a positive online reputations, especially around the time that the college application process begins.

#Digital Reputation #Teens #Good Digital Parenting #Digital Footprint

Policy & Research

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Technical Solutions to Controversial Content Online

It’s not fake news to say that media reports have devoted much airtime and column inches to stories relating to offensive online content recently.  In fact, over the last 12 month we have witnessed a considerable increase in media reports of online harassment, revenge porn, extremist videos and fake news. 

#Digital Parenting #Online Safety #Online Harrassment

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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

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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. 

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