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March 19, 2018
FOSI Welcomes First Lady's Online Safety Roundtable

Statement to be attributed to Stephen Balkam, founder and CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute.

The Family Online Safety Institute thanks the First Lady for convening this important conversation. This is FOSI’s 11th year and online safety is the central challenge of the digital age. It will take a culture of responsibility - including industry, law enforcement, government, parents, teachers, and the kids themselves to solve this. We all need to work together to apply the golden rule, to treat others as we would want to be treated, in our digital lives.

Through our Good Digital Parenting program, FOSI provides guidance to parents on balancing the role of technology in their families’ lives. FOSI conducts research designed to educate all stakeholders on what children are doing online and how parents are responding. We look forward to a productive meeting on Tuesday.

Other Press Releases


May 7, 2018

FOSI Statement on the Launch of First Lady's Be Best Initiative

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 ...

March 20, 2018

FOSI Thanks FLOTUS for Bringing Attention to Cyber Safety

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 ...