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
Chair of the Board, Global Head of Consumer Regulation and Content Standards, Vodafone

FOSI Members

Membership of the Family Online Safety Intitue 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 Institue and a highly-visible presence.

Press

 

Press Release

Statement of Family Online Safety Institute in Response to Proposed Increase in Age of Digital Consent

Dec. 15, 2015

In response to the imminent resolution of the discussions around raising the age of digital consent to 16 in Europe, we would like to put forth the main reasons that we oppose the change.

In The News

Google, Twitter and other tech firms face growing pressure around online safety

Feb. 10, 2016

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, is quoted in this article stating that tech firms are feeling pressure to promote online safety.