About FOSI

Online safety is everyone’s concern - from preschoolers to grandparents.  The Family Online Safety Institute brings a unique, international perspective to the potential risks, harms as well as the rewards of our online lives.  FOSI’s 30+ members, from Amazon to Yahoo! represent the leading Internet and communications companies in the world.  And our work encompasses public policy, industry best practice as well as good digital parenting.

Board & Staff

Discover the members of our board and staff that are striving to make the online world a safer place for kids and their families.

Founder & CEO, Family Online Safety Institute
Chairman of the FOSI Board, Public Policy Manager, Google

FOSI Members

Membership of the Family Online Safety Institute will give you access to a wide range of unique events, resources and services. It will also provide you with a seat on the Board of the Institute and a highly-visible presence.



Press Release

New Research: 3 in 10 Parents Say Their Child Has an Internet-Connected Toy

Nov. 16, 2017

A new study of parents of connected children released today by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) found that parents whose kids have their own connected device or social media account are notably more optimistic about the benefits of that ...

In The News

Parents were asked how they felt about smart toys. Here’s what they said.

Nov. 17, 2017

Researchers at the Washington nonprofit Family Online Safety Institute asked parents how they would weigh the benefits and harms of a wide range of technologies. They also found that learning more about products alone didn’t help put parents’ minds at ...