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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.

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.

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.