Statement to be attributed to Stephen Balkam, founder and CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute.
The Family Online Safety Institute thanks the First Lady for convening this important conversation. This is FOSI’s 11th year and online safety is the central challenge of the digital age. It will take a culture of responsibility - including industry, law enforcement, government, parents, teachers, and the kids themselves to solve this. We all need to work together to apply the golden rule, to treat others as we would want to be treated, in our digital lives.
Through our Good Digital Parenting program, FOSI provides guidance to parents on balancing the role of technology in their families’ lives. FOSI conducts research designed to educate all stakeholders on what children are doing online and how parents are responding. We look forward to a productive meeting on Tuesday.