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Nov
21
2019

Today at the 2019 Annual Conference, the development of innovative solutions around online child protection in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a primary focus.

Oct
17
2019

TikTok, the world’s leading destination for short-form mobile video, today becomes the newest member of the Family Online Safety Institute.

Sep
10
2019

Stephen Balkam's keynote address at the eSafety19 conference | Sydney, Australia

Sep
04
2019

Today’s announcement by the FTC of its settlement with Google and YouTube is an important reckoning for the company in particular and for the tech industry, in general.

May
08
2019

Washington -- Today, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) launched the newest element of its Good Digital Parenting initiative to help parents foster constructive conversations with their children around technology.

Apr
03
2019

Verizon has unveiled a new smartphone plan designed for kids. Starting Thursday, consumers can sign up for the carrier’s “Just Kids” plan, which offers 5GB of LTE data, unlimited calling/talk to 20 parent-defined contacts, and a subscription to Verizon Smart Family Premium parental controls.

Feb
19
2019

Washington, D.C. --  The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today welcomes VIPKid as the organization’s newest member. As a convener of experts that specialize in educating parents, teachers, companies, and policymakers about online safety issues, FOSI is eager to add a dedicated voice from the educational technology sector to membership. 

Nov
15
2018

A new study released by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) examines the online attitudes of parents and seniors, highlighting the benefits and challenges of intergenerational technology use. The report, “Online Safety Across the Generations,” investigates behaviors of connected families, with 57% of parents citing that technology has improved communication in their family.

Nov
13
2018

The Family Online Safety Institute is honored to host the First Lady at our Annual Conference on November 15th. 

May
07
2018

The Family Online Safety Institute appreciated the opportunity to participate in the launch of First Lady Melania Trump’s Be Best initiative today. FOSI applauds the First Lady for her focus on children's social emotional well-being and promotion of kindness and compassion online.