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FOSI in the News
Oct
20
2014
Yahoo! Tech

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, is quoted in an article on Yahoo! Tech by Dan Tynan about making YouTube safer for kids: "Your kids are going to come up against challenging people in school and the workplaces," he says. "This could be a good opportunity to sit alongside them and talk to them about how to deal with the characters that lurk on the Internet."

Sep
23
2014
Naples Daily News

Denise DeRosa, Program Manager of the Family Online Safety Institute, discusses the use of smartphone apps among teenagers

Sep
20
2014
The Guardian

FOSI research is cited in an article on the sharing of children’s photos on Facebook: “According to a report by the Family Online Safety Institute, 76% of teenagers are very or somewhat concerned about their privacy, or being harmed by their online activity.”

Sep
04
2014
The Guardian

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, comments of the recent posting of beheading videos on social media: “It’s been very interesting, with this second beheading, how very little of those images have been passed around,” said Family Online Safety Institute CEO Stephen Balkam, who serves on Facebook’s safety advisory board. “It’s very difficult to find them unless you know of some darker places on the web.”

Aug
27
2014
BBC News

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, is quoted discussing the recent posting of beheading videos on Facebook.

Aug
25
2014
The Washington Post

Research by the Family Online Safety Institute is quoted in an article in the Washington Post about posting photographs of your child online

Aug
21
2014
The Washington Post

Jennifer Hanley, Director of Legal and Policy at the Family Online Safety Institute, comments on the removal of the most recent beheading videos.

Aug
19
2014
Chicago Tribune

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, comments on the use of tracking applications for parents to monitor their kids activity, and how this can lead to the breakdown of trust in the parent-child relationship.

Aug
18
2014
The New York Times

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, answers the question of "Should Parents Share Images of Their Kids Online?"

Aug
06
2014
Marketplace

Google’s email scanning technology has lead to the arrest of a man on child pornography charges. FOSI’s CEO Stephen Balkam comments on this practice and the industry’s efforts to eradicate child sexual abuse images.