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FOSI in the News
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

Jan
25
2018
Up to Speed

How much screen time is too much screen time? When should kids get their first smartphone? Are you guilty of “sharenting?” If you’re raising a kid in the digital world, this podcast is for you. Katie talks with Stephen Balkam, Founder and CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute, about technology and families today.

Jan
16
2018
WTOP

As society spends more time looking at screens, experts say it’s up to parents to model good digital behavior for their kids. FOSI CEO Stephan Balkam is interviewed.

Jan
15
2018
The Today Show

Many of us enjoy sharing pictures of our kids online. But there are new concerns about the long-term consequences of “sharenting” in terms of cyber security and identity theft. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is interviewed.

Jan
08
2018
The Washington Post

Two major Apple shareholders and a prominent former Apple executive are calling on the company to change how it approaches some of its youngest customers, alleging that the computing giant's products risk causing long-term physical or mental harm to children. FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam is quoted

Dec
18
2017
Slate

’Tis the season when parents (er, Santa) are gathering gifts for children. And while gadgets are a perennial favorite, the privacy and security concerns that their sensors, microphones, cameras, trackers, data storage components, and web connections raise are making many think twice about the role of technology in children’s lives.