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 20+ members, from Amazon to Verizon 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.

Members Group & 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; President, Entertainment Software Rating Board

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 Members Group and a highly-visible presence.

Press

 

Press Release

Family Online Safety Institute Releases New Video Series and Digital Parenting Toolkit

May 8, 2019

Washington -- Today, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) launched the newest element of its Good Digital Parenting initiative to help parents foster constructive conversations with their children around technology.

In The News

Verizon releases new 'Just Kids' plan, joins efforts to keep kids safe online

April 26, 2019

Verizon Wireless is unveiling a new phone plan called "Just kids," meant to put controls like limited contacts, data, and phone calls in your hands, while getting a phone in your child's hand.

Our Most Recent Work

Featured Report

Connected Families: How Parents Think & Feel about Wearables, Toys, and the Internet of Things

Nov. 16, 2017

In a new era of connected life, the subject of children’s use of emerging technologies, and subsequent privacy and security implications, has become a top priority for families.