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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


Feb. 19, 2019

FOSI Welcomes Learning Platform VIPKid

Washington, D.C. --  The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today welcomes VIPKid as the organization’s newest member. As a convener of experts that specialize in educating parents, teachers, companies ...

Nov. 15, 2018

Despite Concerns about Content, Screen Time, and Online Security, New Research Reveals the Internet Improves Communication and Quality of Life across Generations

A new study released by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) examines the online attitudes of parents and seniors, highlighting the benefits and challenges of intergenerational technology use. The report ...