Messenger Kids has also sparked concerns among some parents, pediatricians and consumer advocates who worry about the data Facebook will be gathering from kids. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.
The social network on Monday announced a new standalone app called Messenger Kids. It targets children ages six to 12. FOSI CEO Stephan Balkam is quoted.
Smart toys that connect to the internet are at the top of kids’ wish lists this year, but experts say the toys can be used to spy on them and expose children to predators. FOSI CEO, Stephan Balkam, is quoted.
Researchers at the Washington nonprofit Family Online Safety Institute asked parents how they would weigh the benefits and harms of a wide range of technologies. They also found that learning more about products alone didn’t help put parents’ minds at ease.
The US Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) has released a new Amazon-backed report on the comfort level of parents whose children use connected tech like smartphones, wearables and toys.
Larry Magid discusses new research with CBS News radio from the Newseum at FOSI's 2017 annual conference.
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) convenes its annual conference on Thursday, when internet safety experts from around the world will meet at the Newseum in Washington DC to talk about making the online world "safer for kids and their families through enlightened public policy, industry best practice and good digital parenting."
Twitter Inc. halted a system for verifying user identity, calling it “broken" after the process became seen as a stamp of approval for trolls, white supremacists and others disseminating hateful speech online. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.
A spokeswoman for the First Lady insisted her anti-cyberbullying campaign is not ironic. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted.
Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute discuesses the importance of online safety contract.