Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice and good digital parenting.
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.
FOSI will launch the new Global Resource & Information Directory (GRID) in London on May 10th. The launch will take place at an evening reception in the House of Lords, hosted by Baroness Joanna Shields, UK Minister for Internet Safety & Security.
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.
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.
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.
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.