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FOSI in the News
Dec
07
2014
San Jose Mercury News

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, comments on Google's new service "Google Jr."

Dec
03
2014
The Washington Post

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, is quoted in an article about the Girl Scouts' new method of selling cookies online: "This is not a one-off 'the birds and the bees' conversation," he said. "It's an opportunity for parents and kids to explore, share and celebrate sales -- but parents should stay close."

Nov
21
2014
Huffington Post

Sue Scheff, Author and Parent and Family Internet Advocate, highlights her experience at the FOSI 2014 Annual Conference. 

Oct
31
2014
Essence

FOSI is quoted in an article talking about kids and social media: "While most parents estimate their kids' social media time at two hours a day, the youngsters themselves say they spend five hours daily on tweets and posts, according to the Family Online Safety Institute."

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