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Feb
27
2015
Safe Bee

The Family Online Safety Institute discusses new teen texting acronyms and why they aren't as bad as you think.

Feb
20
2015
The Guardian

By Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute: From Stephen Hawking to Spike Jonze, the existential threat posed by the onset of the ‘conscious web’ is fuelling much debate – but should we be afraid?

Feb
13
2015
P&G Everyday

The Family Online Safety Institute, is quoted in an article about parenting in the digital age.

Feb
10
2015
Huffington Post

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, reflects on this year's Safer Internet Day and creating not just a safer, but better, Internet. 

Jan
13
2015
BBC News

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, comments on the posting of graphic content on Facebook and the steps taken to censor this material. 

Jan
11
2015
Huffington Post

Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, identifies the three core elements of risks, harms and rewards when it comes to online safety. He also discusses the redefinition of online safety, and what it means today. 

Dec
17
2014
KMBZ Kansas City

The Family Online Safety Institute talks about parental controls for gadgets given to kids for the holidays. 

Dec
09
2014
Yahoo! Parenting

 The Family Online Safety Institute comments on texting acronyms and how parents should talk to their kids about appropriate phone use.

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."