The Family Online Safety Institute comments on texting acronyms and how parents should talk to their kids about appropriate phone use.
Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, comments on Google's new service "Google Jr."
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."
Sue Scheff, Author and Parent and Family Internet Advocate, highlights her experience at the FOSI 2014 Annual Conference.
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."
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."
Denise DeRosa, Program Manager of the Family Online Safety Institute, discusses the use of smartphone apps among teenagers
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.”
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.”
Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, is quoted discussing the recent posting of beheading videos on Facebook.