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The Family Online Safety Institute appreciated the opportunity to participate in the launch of First Lady Melania Trump’s Be Best initiative today. FOSI applauds the First Lady for her focus on children's social emotional well-being and promotion of kindness and compassion online. 


The Family Online Safety Institute is committed to making the online world safer for children and their families. We believe that the digital era presents unparalleled opportunities for young people, and we strive to create a culture of responsibility and a sense of digital citizenship for all.

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FOSI in the News

With the rise of video streaming and social media, keeping kids safe on the internet is a growing concern for many parents. Routers not only manage your home's wireless networks, but they can also manage who has access to what online content. Every router is slightly different, so consult your model's manual, but here are a few key ways routers can help keep everyone online safely.  FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.

The New York Times

No one cares more about your child's well-being and success than you do. In today's digitally-fueled times, that means guiding him or her not just in the real world but in the always-on virtual one as well. Teach your children to use technology in a healthy way and pick up the skills and habits that will make them successful digital citizens. From 2-year-olds who seem to understand the iPad better than you to teenagers who need some (but not too much) freedom, we’ll walk you through how to make technology work for your family at each stage of the journey. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.