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 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

FOSI Releases Recommendations for Next Administration

Dec. 1, 2016

Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) CEO Stephen Balkam today released a set of recommendations for the Trump transition team to create a focused response to the challenges and opportunities in online safety.

In The News

Students duped by fake news and biased sources, Stanford study finds

Nov. 22, 2016

Stephen Balkam, CEO of The Family Online Safety Institute discusses the importance of media literacy and the power of discernment for kids navigating the news on social media.