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FOSI in the News
Jun
19
2019
CNN

YouTube is weighing a number of changes to its handling of content for children following pressure from inside and outside the company, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Jun
18
2019
The Wall Street Journal

At 13, kids are still more than a decade from having a fully developed prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain involved in decision-making and impulse control. And yet parents and educators unleash them on the internet at that age—if not before—because they’re told children in the U.S. must be at least 13 to download certain apps, create email accounts and sign up for social media.

Apr
26
2019

Verizon Wireless is unveiling a new phone plan called "Just kids," meant to put controls like limited contacts, data, and phone calls in your hands, while getting a phone in your child's hand. 

Apr
20
2019
Euro Weekly

A FIFTH of young people in Spain, aged between 10 and 25, suffer from behavioral problems due to an addiction to digital devices.

Apr
02
2019
USA Today

A child's first cell phone is increasingly becoming an earlier, and pricier, decision for parents. While each family has its own decision to make on when the appropriate time is for their child to get their first device, Verizon is hoping a new plan will make the choice easier on the financial side of things with its new "Just Kids" plan. 

Nov
15
2018
CNN

First Lady Melania Trump says it is not news that critics and the media ridicule her for speaking out on cyberbullying.

Nov
15
2018
AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump says she’s OK with the criticism and ridicule she has received for tackling online bullying and remains committed to the issue because “it will provide a better world for our children.”

Nov
15
2018
Washington Post

Melania Trump’s whirlwind week started with a flight on Sunday to Washington from Paris, where her husband had faced stinging criticism for missing a ceremony honoring the military in World War I. Over the next few days, as the president reportedly fumed and contemplated a rattling staff shake-up, the first lady had a tumultuous week of her own.

Sep
25
2018
CNET

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.

Sep
01
2018
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.