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Aug
09
2018
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.

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.

Jul
19
2018
Buzzfeed

No Twitter, no email: Kids today have it pretty good — if their parents can figure out how to set up their phones, that is.

Jun
07
2018
NPR

Melania Trump waited more than a year before taking a traditional step as first lady, finally unveiling her "Be Best" campaign on May 7. A month later, the initiative itself appears to be off to a slow start. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.

May
08
2018
BBC

Google has unveiled artificial intelligence software that books appointments over the phone on behalf of users by conducting voice-based conversations on their behalf. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.

May
07
2018
NPR

Melania Trump has generally kept a low profile as first lady, but Monday she steps into the spotlight to formally unveil her initiatives. She'll be focusing on issues related to children. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.

May
07
2018
Washington Post

In an unusual Rose Garden address Monday, Melania Trump said that “too often social media is used in negative ways” and that she plans to dedicate the rest of her time as first lady to bringing attention to the problems children face in “today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world.” FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.

Apr
30
2018
Adweek

Amazon is releasing new Alexa experiences for kids and parents, including the Echo Dot Kids Edition, which it says allows children to access age-appropriate content with their voices. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.