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Mar
20
2018
POLITICO

TECHIES TO HUDDLE WITH FIRST LADY — Melania Trump today is slated to sit down with industry giants including Facebook, Google and Snap as part of a gathering dedicated to combating cyberbullying, according to a source familiar with the matter. The First Lady has previously said she’s interested in focusing on teaching children to be kinder online, and signaled a growing focus on policy with a slate of new hires in January. Among the attendees set to take part are Amazon, Microsoft, Twitter, the Internet Association and the Family Online Safety Institute.

Mar
20
2018
PBS News Hour

Pushing back against her critics, Melania Trump said Tuesday she’s committed to fighting cyberbullying despite the knocks she’s gotten for taking on the issue when her husband regularly uses Twitter to berate his foes and call them names. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam speaks in the video.

Mar
20
2018
Nexstar TV

First Lady Melania Trump sat down with executives from Internet giants Google, Facebook and Twitter to urge them to do more to protect kids online. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is interviewed.

Mar
19
2018
The Washington Post

FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted in this perspective on the White House Roundtable.

Mar
14
2018
Real Simple

Whether you're looking for creative screen-free activities or need help navigating trickier situations, like cyber bullies, these destinations can help. 

Feb
19
2018
The Jakarta Post

Parenting in the digital era is quite challenging as mobile devices and the internet, as convenient as they are, can lead to negative developmental patterns in children when not utilized properly.As reported by Antara, the Family Online Safety Institute's Stephen Balkam has shared tips on how parents can safely nurture their children in today's technologically geared world.

Feb
14
2018
Jakarta Globe

 Indonesia's Women Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry, Communications and Informatics Ministry and US internet television network Netflix held a public discussion on internet safety for children in Jakarta on Monday as part of a series of events held around Safer Internet Day. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam spoke.

Feb
13
2018
Lancaster Guardian

In the lead up to international Safer Internet Day (February 6) reporter Gemma Sherlock speaks to Lancaster University researchers who are studying how kids can keep their privacy online.

Feb
12
2018
KPAI (Indonesian Commissioner of Pornography and Cyber ​​Crime Commission for Child Protection)

Commissioner of Pornography and Cyber ​​Crime Commission for Child Protection (KPAI), Margareth Aliyatul, and Founder and CEO of FOSI, Stephen Balkam, discuss why it is important for parents to supervise children on the internet.

Jan
29
2018
WUSA9

How do you know what your kids are doing online and how can you keep them safe? Stephen Balkam, CEO and Founder of the Family Online Safety Institute, joined Bruce Johnson on Off Script