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Mar
16
2017

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), the nation's leading organization dedicated to educating parents, companies, children, educators and policymakers about Internet safety, announced today that TeenSafe has become its newest member. 

Feb
07
2017

Today, FOSI celebrates Safer Internet Day. Every year we look forward to this opportunity to come together around the globe to share lessons, resources and best practices as we work to create a better Internet for our kids. Now more than ever, it is essential to empower young people to be good digital citizens and to “be the change” for a safer and more civil Internet.

Dec
01
2016

Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) CEO Stephen Balkam today released a set of recommendations for the Trump transition team to create a focused response to the challenges and opportunities in online safety.

Sep
28
2016

“The Family Online Safety Institute is proud to be a partner in the “Lock Down Your Login” campaign. FOSI is part of a collaborative effort, joining the the National Cyber Security Alliance, the White House, and more than 30 companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations in this initiative. At a time when millions of Americans have had their online accounts hacked and given that identity theft is a major concern for families, many people are still not using strong passwords or multi-factor authentication. This educational initiative will help people take the extra step to make their online accounts more secure. We encourage families to use strong authentication on their email, banking, and social media accounts and to check out https://www.lockdownyourlogin.com/ to learn more.” 

Aug
05
2016

Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company, announced today that it has become the newest member of The Family Online Safety Institute(FOSI), the leading organization dedicated to educating parents, companies, children, educators and policymakers about Internet safety.

Jul
12
2016

New York - Today marks a watershed moment in the field of online child protection with the launch of the new Global Partnership and Fund to End Violence Against Children. The fund, a joint effort of UNICEF and the WePROTECT Global Alliance Board, will implement programs with the aim of continuing to build capacity to fight child sexual exploitation online. 

Jul
01
2016

Orlando, FL – The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced a new training program to help parents improve their Internet safety knowledge and skills.  Launched at the National Parent Teacher Association convention in Orlando, the How to Be a Good Digital Parent program, sponsored by Facebook and Google, will give parents and PTA leaders the tools and resources they need to successfully host an online safety learning event. The program will address parents’ concerns about their children’s Internet use, while also providing tips and tools for a safer and more productive time online.  

May
10
2016

A new version of the Global Resource and Information Directory launched today will provide governments, industry, law enforcement, educators and academics with a comprehensive digital resource to better protect children online including from sexual exploitation.

Dec
15
2015

In response to the imminent resolution of the discussions around raising the age of digital consent to 16 in Europe, we would like to put forth the main reasons that we oppose the change.

Dec
10
2015

FOSI signed onto a letter expressing concerns over a late amendment to the European General Data Protection Regulation that would make it necessary anyone under the age of 16 to secure parental consent before using information society services in the EU.