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Mar
18
2009

March 18, 2009 – The Family Online Safety Institute today hosted the first of a series of online safety panels on Capitol Hill to educate policy makers, legislators, educators and Industry representatives on pressing online safety issues. The panels, titled 'Online on Wednesday', will be held monthly and will address a different online safety topic affecting today’s youth.

Mar
16
2009

You are invited to "Keeping Kids Safe in a Mobile Environment," a joint conference put on by Family Online Safety Institute and The Wireless Foundation.

Mar
16
2009

'Online on Wednesday’ is an hour-long panel discussion series once a month hosted by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI). The first panel will feature FOSI CEO, Stephen Balkam, Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL) and a small number of panelists discussing the pressing issues with online safety for the new Congress and the Obama Administration.

Jan
28
2009

January 28, 2009 –The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced Yahoo! is joining the international, non-profit organization to help identify and promote best practices, tools and methods to protect children on the Internet. Catherine Davis Teitelbaum, the Yahoo! Director of Policy for Child Safety, will serve on the FOSI Board of Directors. As a leading Internet company dedicated to online safety, Yahoo!’s membership will provide valuable insight to keeping families safe online.

Jan
20
2009

January 20, 2009 – The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today congratulated President Obama on being inaugurated the 44th President of the United States and applauded his inaugural address calling for greater responsibility. In his speech, President Obama spoke on the importance of increased responsibility where Americans would embrace a new era of accountability.

Jan
08
2009

January 8, 2009. The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced StreamShield®, an international leader in family safety solutions, will join the organization to help address online safety concerns by promoting enhanced network-based security practices to help ISPs deliver effective child protection services. In addition to partnering with FOSI, StreamShield® will also join FOSI’s board of directors. Simon Reay, Head of Sales and Business Development for StreamShield®, will be the company’s representative on the board.

Dec
17
2008

WASHINGTON D.C. - Further building on the cable industry’s commitment to children’s online safety, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) today announced that it has joined the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), the preeminent global non-profit dedicated to enhancing online safety for children and families around the world.

Dec
11
2008

WASHINGTON D.C. - Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) CEO Stephen Balkam released a new online safety education report titled, Making Wise Choices Online, at the Second Annual Online Safety Conference held at the Newseum Knight Conference Center in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Dec
08
2008

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced Sprint (NYSE: S) is joining the international, non-profit organisation to help address online safety issues and promote industry best practices. Sprint will take a seat on the FOSI Board of Directors, with acting Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Edward Palmieri serving as the company's representative.

Nov
19
2008

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), makers of Norton security software, announced today that they are joining the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and will have Marian Merritt, Symantec’s Internet Safety Advocate, serve on the FOSI Board of Directors.