Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice and good digital parenting.
On Tuesday, the Family Online Safety Institute hosted a briefing featuring Congressman Ted Lieu (CA-33) focused on the challenges and opportunities of our increasingly connected lives.
More and more, schools and districts are moving to digital communication. If you think about how we communicate every day, this is a shift that's been a long time coming. For one thing, most of us are attached to our mobile phones. According to the Pew Research Center, the vast majority of American adults own some kind of cellphone—95%, in fact.
“How long should I let my child spend online a day?” is one of the top questions I get when talking to parents. Honestly, there is no right or wrong approach. While I had very few limits on how much television I watched, or how long I spent on AIM (showing my age here) I have other friends who weren’t allowed any television during the week at all when they were younger. We all turned out ok in the end! But there are a few ideas here on how best to instill a balanced use of technology within your family.
In the second of the series on responses to controversial online content this FOSI Brief examines the ways that the Internet community can respond to online challenges and help create a better Internet for all. The first Brief looked at technical responses and concluded that while technical advancements promise much in the fight against objectionable, but legal content, on their own technical solutions are not enough.
In a new era of connected life, the subject of children’s use of emerging technologies, and subsequent privacy and security implications, has become a top priority for families.
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.