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Aug
09
2019
The Siasat Daily

New Delhi: Netflix, Unicef India and Ficci Arise on Wednesday came together to join a dialogue on ensuring a safer online environment for children. The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), a global NGO specializing in the area of online safety, hosted a session on ensuring a safer online environment for children, and the organizations extended their support, read a statement.

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
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
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
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.

Aug
08
2018
United News of India

Stressing on making cyber space safer for children,Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said on Wednesday that the government was ready to work with all the relevant parties in this regard. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam was present at the event.

Aug
06
2018
Television Post

MUMBAI: The office of the Chief Minister Maharashtra, in partnership with the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), a leading global NGO working in the area of online safety organised a forum called “Create, Connect, Respect: Empowering parents and educators to guide connected children and youth,” today 6 August in the city. This event was supported by Unicef India, Netflix and Ficci Arise. 

Jul
25
2018
Indy Style

With technology so prevalent in our lives (kids getting smart phones on average at 7.5 years old and tablets at 5.5 years old), how do we teach our children to have a healthy relationship with technology?Stephen Balkam, Founder of the Family Only Safety Institute, answers important questions before exposing your kids to today's technology-heavy society.