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Exercise Safety When Taking Selfies

By Jennifer Chemtob | July 28, 2016

Although the idea of taking a selfie is a harmless one, taking selfies can sometimes lead to unsafe situations. Use these tips to exercise safety when taking selfies. 

Safety #Parents #Teens #Safety #Social Media

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When Can Geotagging on Instagram Be a Good Thing?

By Erin McCowey | July 19, 2016

Attaching a location to Instagram photos isn't always a risky move. There are benefits to geotagging when used responsibly.

Social Media Privacy #Instagram #Apps #Teens #Safety

Policy & Research

POLICY BRIEF

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. 

Safety #Safety #Privacy #policy

POLICY FILING

The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

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." 

Safety #Internet of Things #Privacy #Internet Safety

POLICY FILING

Protecting Online Reputation

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. 

Safety International #Internet Safety #policy #Family #Children