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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
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
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.

Aug
22
2018
Kansas City Live

Stephen Balkam of Family Online Safety Institute details the latest technology to keep your kids safe online. 

Aug
20
2018
NBC 24 News

First Lady Melania Trump has elevated the issue of cyberbullying to the national stage but President Donald Trump's combative online habits have led to some skepticism about whether her initiative can be successful. FOSI's VP of Legal and Policy, Jennifer Hanley, is quoted.

Aug
20
2018
ABC News

Melania Trump talked up the importance of teaching children positive cyber habits Monday on the same morning that her husband sent tweets deriding current and former U.S. officials, including one message referring to a former CIA director as a "political hack."

Aug
20
2018
Washington Post

FOSI's VP of Legal and Policy, Jennifer Hanley, is quoted in this Opinion piece.

Aug
14
2018
WUSA9

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute gives some tips on how to keep kids safe online during the back-to-school season. He says talk to your kids, be a good digital role model and learn how to monitor their activity.