WASHINGTON, DC - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that Vodafone has joined as a member. Vodafone, headquartered in London, is one of the world's largest mobile telecommunications companies by revenue and a strong advocate for child safety online.
Vodafone is one of only 26 companies to have signed up to the ICT Coalition for a Safer Internet for Children and Young People's guiding principles. Vodafone is also a signatory to the European Commission's CEO Coalition on Child Safety Online.
"We are excited to welcome Vodafone as the newest member of FOSI," said Stephen Balkam, CEO of FOSI. "Vodafone's global reach will help us spread the message of digital citizenship and online safety to even more people and we are looking forward to bringing internet safety education to an international audience."
"Vodafone is committed to making the digital world safer for all our customers and to providing families with the information and tools they need to get the most out of technology and the internet," said Lisa Felton, Head of Consumer Policy and Content Standards at Vodafone Group Services and newest FOSI board member.
The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization that works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. FOSI convenes leaders in industry, government and the non-profit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions and policies in the field of online safety. Through research, resources, events and special projects, FOSI promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship for all. FOSI's membership includes 30 of the leading Internet and telecommunications companies around the world.
Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 404 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as of 31 March 2013. Vodafone currently has equity interests in 30 countries across five continents and around 50 partner networks worldwide.
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