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 Board, Public Policy Manager, Google

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 Release

Statement of FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam on Launch of the Lock Down Your Login Campaign

Sept. 28, 2016

“The Family Online Safety Institute is proud to be a partner in the “Lock Down Your Login” campaign. FOSI is part of a collaborative effort, joining the the National Cyber Security Alliance, the White House, and more than 30 companies, ...

In The News

Lost? Scared? Mobile Tools Like Life360, SafeTrek Alert Family of Your Location, Status

Aug. 31, 2016

Stephen Balkam, CEO of The Family Online Safety Institute discusses the line between checking in on your kids and stalking.