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Press Releases
Sept. 4, 2019
FOSI Statement on FTC Google/YouTube Settlement

Today’s announcement by the FTC of its settlement with Google and YouTube is an important reckoning for the company in particular and for the tech industry, in general.  The FTC has done the right thing by enforcing the law and by securing a number of important changes in the business practices of YouTube.   

COPPA remains a key protector of children’s privacy online.  However, it has created unintended consequences by inhibiting the creation of quality kids content among small to medium-sized providers.  We therefore welcome Google’s announcement of a $100M fund to promote the creation of original content for kids on YouTube and YouTube Kids.

-  Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute

Other Press Releases


Nov. 21, 2019

Family Online Safety Institute Releases Whitepaper at FOSI 2019: “Online Safety in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”

Today at the 2019 Annual Conference, the development of innovative solutions around online child protection in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a primary focus.

Oct. 17, 2019

Family Online Safety Institute Welcomes TikTok

TikTok, the world’s leading destination for short-form mobile video, today becomes the newest member of the Family Online Safety Institute.