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Press Releases
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.

Aug
07
2008

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced Microsoft is joining the organization to help address online safety and privacy issues for children and families. Microsoft will also take a seat on the FOSI Board of Directors.

Jul
25
2008

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), the leading Internet safety organization, today announced that Ning, Inc. will join FOSI's Board of Directors. Ning is a technology platform that offers anyone the opportunity to create their own social networks for anything.

Jul
01
2008

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) has appointed Dave Miles as European development director to spearhead the international charity's work in Europe and help make the online world safer for children and their families.

Jun
19
2008

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that Brent Olson, Assistant Vice President of Public Policy, Emerging Services and Technologies at AT&T, will become the next chair of the FOSI Board of Directors. Online safety is a priority issue for AT&T and it has been a member of the international, non-profit organization for three years.

Jun
09
2008

London - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) is partnering with the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford to host a lecture by Dr. Tanya Byron and run the second in its international programme of roundtable discussions around her recent Review, Safer Children in a Digital World, the Report of the Byron Review.

May
27
2008

SUNNYVALE, California - Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced it has joined The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices, tools and methods for online safety as a corporate member. Additionally, Blue Coat executive Laurie Coffin has joined FOSI's board of directors to assist in governing FOSI's strategic direction and initiatives.

May
19
2008

Berlin/Nuremberg - Young people from seven European countries convened from May 14 - 16, 2008 by invitation of the Youth Protection Roundtable. Lead by Stiftung Digitale Chancen they exchanged views with international experts on visions for the Internet of the future and reflected on how safety as well as fun on the web could be achieved.