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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.

Oct
30
2008

WASHINGTON – The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today launched a new interactive, user-friendly website on www.fosi.org to further promote the mission of protecting kids online. The new website will be the place to gather information on Internet safety from thought leaders, industry, nonprofits and government to promote best practices and offer tools to families around the world.

Oct
16
2008

WASHINGTON - Stephen Balkam, CEO of The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), will participate in a National Press Club "Newsmaker" media lunch briefing on online safety at noon on Thursday, October 16th. Other panelists include Brent Olson, Assistant Vice President of Regulatory Policy at AT&T and leading Internet privacy lawyer Christopher Wolf.

Oct
01
2008

WASHINGTON - In response to the passage of Senate Bill 1492, which directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to build a public awareness campaign to promote online safety tactics to protect children on the Internet, while also setting up a working group on the issue.

Sep
15
2008

WASHINGTON - September 15, 2008 — The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced Privacy Vaults Online, Inc. (Privo) has joined the International, non-profit organization. Through the membership, Privo will contribute to FOSI's committed work to creating a safer Internet for children.

Aug
15
2008

WASHINGTON - August 15, 2008 - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), the leading Internet safety organization, today announced that Fox Interactive Media (FIM) is the newest member of the international, non-profit organization.