Family Online Safety Institute Supports SAFE Internet Bill

May 12, 2009

WASHINGTON DC. May 13, 2009 – Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), today made the following statement in response to the introduction of the School and Family Education about the Internet Act (SAFE Internet) introduced by Sen. Menendez and Rep. Wasserman Schultz:

“FOSI fully supports the SAFE Internet Act and applauds Sen. Menendez and Rep. Wasserman Schultz for their leadership on this issue. FOSI is dedicated to determining best Internet practices and to promoting responsible use online. This bill will help further deploy the much needed educational programs into our schools to teach kids to stay safe, make wise choices online and be better digital citizens.”

Stephen Balkam is the founding CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, a leading international organization on online safety. FOSI aims to identify and promote best practice, tools and methods in the field of online safety. The Institute is a trusted convener, bringing together the leading experts in government, law enforcement, industry and the non profit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions in online safety.

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If you would like to schedule an interview with Stephen Balkam, please call Maura O’Connor at (202) 572-6252.