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Mar
05
2020

The Family Online Safety Institute supports today’s launch of the Voluntary Principles to Counter Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. 

Jan
11
2020

Stephen Balkam's presentation at Tencent Tech For Good | Beijing, China

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Feb
19
2020
BBC

TikTok is introducing a new "family safety mode" designed to give parents tighter control over teens' mobile phone habits. It will let parents link their own TikTok accounts to their child's - and turn features on and off remotely. That includes a "restricted mode" that tries to filter out inappropriate content, and turning off messaging. TikTok has an age limit of 13, but many pre-teens still use the Chinese-owned app. A recent survey by UK media regulator Ofcom found that TikTok was used by 13% of all children aged 12-15 in 2019 - up from 8% the year before.

Nov
06
2019
The Hill

With virtual assistants sitting on our kitchen counters, connected toys living in our kids’ bedrooms, and facial recognition software popping up on our street corners, it can sometimes feel like we are living in an episode of Black Mirror. Artificial Intelligence (AI) may be revolutionizing our world, but we can’t take it for granted that these technologies will be positive for our kids and the next generation. To keep kids safe online, we must develop a culture of responsibility now — one in which online safety relies upon government, tech companies, schools, parents, and kids themselves.