Working to make the online world safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice and good digital parenting.
FOSI will host its 11th Annual Conference on November 16th, 2017 at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum. We will address a wide range of issues that weaken trust, safety and civility online and the positive ways to respond to these challenges.
As kids continue to enjoy their last month of summer, their use of social media, video games, and Internet activity may reach its peak. Although this additional screen time is a chance for teens to blow off steam and distract themselves from the fast-approaching school year, it may be in their best interest to experience an “electronic cleanse” before heading back to the classroom.
Summer is a great time to take a break from our devices. But when children are away from home, maybe for the first time, staying in touch is important. Some camps have a no phones or electronic devices policy. What can you do to stay in touch while getting the benefits of a tech-lite summer? Here are a few tips to follow this summer:
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.
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.
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.