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What Parents Can Do To Better Manage Spending In Video Games

By Patricia E Vance | May 17, 2018

Once upon a time, a parent would go to the store and buy a video game off the shelf and the story would end there. 

BLOG

What to Do If Your Child Is the Victim of Identity Theft

By Kelsey Down | May 15, 2018

We tend to think of identity theft as a specifically adult problem- but a recent report found that more than 1 million American children were victim of identity theft in 2017.

Policy & Research

POLICY BRIEF

Community Solutions to Controversial Content Online

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.

REPORT

Connected Families: How Parents Think & Feel about Wearables, Toys, and the Internet of Things

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.

POLICY BRIEF

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. 

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