A review of the upcoming PBS FRONTLINE documentary, “Digital Nation” by Stephen Balkam. Its producer, Rachel Dretzin, cites FOSI as a major reason the documentary was made and conducted a number of the featured interviews at FOSI’s 4th Annual Conference in Washington DC in November 2009.
"I spent part of last week in Washington, D.C., attending a gathering that turned out to be a watershed moment in the 16-year history of online safety education.The third annual conference of the Family Online Safety Institute brought together about 400 Internet safety advocates around the theme of "Building a Culture of Responsibility: From Online Safety to Digital Citizenship."The event, which drew participants from 15 countries, was different from previous years in that young people were viewed less as potential victims of online crimes and more as participants in a global online community."
This week nearly 400 Internet safety advocates are expected to attend the third annual Family Online Safety Institute Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C. The event, which is expected to draw attendees from 14 countries, is a gathering of Internet safety advocates from industry, nonprofit groups, academia and government. The theme of this year's conference, "Building a Culture of Responsibility: From Online Safety to Digital Citizenship," reflects a significant change in the thinking of many online safety experts. "Of course we need to teach basic safety skills," said FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam, "but we need to move to the next stage which includes digital citizenship and responsibility."
Google, Verizon, Others in New Child Safety Push: NCTA-led task force calls on policymakers to promote education and digital literacy to keep kids safe online.
David Miles, FOSI's European Director talks about the the changing nature of online risks on the Internet. The article explores software filtering and the emergence of user-generated content.
Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) is calling for more research into the phenomenon of 'sexting' as it warns of the extra responsibilities and implications of expanding internet services for all. In a conference designed to coincide with the launch of the Digital Britain report, FOSI is bringing together academics, corporate experts and industry trade bodies to discuss online safety for children, particularly around mobile phones.
FOSI press release statement in support of National Internet Safety Month gets deserved attention.
Stephen Balkam, FOSI's CEO, talks about Qik, the new wireless streaming video technology that like Twitter can have significant implications for child safety.
An interesting article by Matthew Lasar on sexting amongst young people as discussed at the recent CTIA and FOSI hosted Wirelss Online Safety Conference.
The UK Government has published a plan to secure Britain’s place at the forefront of the global digital economy. The interim report contains more than 20 recommendations, including specific proposals on next generation networks,universal access to broadband, the creation of a second public service provider of scale, the modernisation of wireless radio spectrum holdings, a digital future for radio, a new deal for digital content rights and enhancing the digital delivery of public services.The Byron Report has contributed significantly to this report. The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) was a core recommendation and has now been established. One of its roles will be to implement a child Internet safety strategy as part of the Digital Britain Report. FOSI is a member of the UKCCIS Council.