Washington, D.C., October 12, 2022 - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced Tami Bhaumik, Vice President of Civility and Partnerships at Roblox, as the next Chair of the FOSI Board of Directors.
Bhaumik brings years of experience promoting digital safety and creating positive experiences for the Roblox community. Her expertise in connecting with global stakeholders across the online safety space to advance best practices and ensure healthier, civil and more resilient virtual communities is an asset to FOSI’s mission, and will continue to encourage a sense of digital citizenship for all.
“We welcome Tami and her long-standing commitment to important issues like digital wellness, citizenship and civility. Roblox works with parents, educators, and safety experts to promote online environments that allow young people to explore and interact safely,” said Stephen Balkam, Founder & CEO of FOSI. “Tami’s appointment as Chair will facilitate more creative thinking on how companies, policymakers, and parents can make the online world safer, while respecting free expression.”
Bhaumik will help further expand FOSI’s efforts to educate and inform governments, regulators and industry leaders and bring together key players to address upcoming challenges of this emerging technology. As the Internet and the metaverse become more prevalent, Bhaumik’s leadership will continue to support FOSI’s efforts to empower parents and schools to provide lessons around empathy, safety and digital civility.
“I am thrilled to be named as Chair of the FOSI Board. Roblox is committed to connecting billions of people with optimism and civility to support a safe and healthy environment for people to connect, create, and express themselves through shared experiences, said Tami Bhaumik. “Both FOSI and Roblox are committed to promoting a culture of responsibility and citizenship, while always striving to improve online experiences. I look forward to continuing this work with the FOSI Board to advance best practices to make the digital world safer and more civil.”