About FOSI
Press Releases
Jul
09
2007

Washington, D.C. - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) has named Michael W. McKeehan as Chairman of its Board of Directors for a one-year term, according to an announcement made today by Stephen Balkam, the organization's chief executive officer. McKeehan is the director of Internet & Technology Policy for Verizon Communications, based in Washington, and has served on the FOSI board for three years.

Jun
18
2007

Miami, FL - The Website Ratings & Advisory Council (WRAAC) announced today that it recently passed the important and unprecedented milestone of labelling more than 100,000 of the most popular Web sites on the Internet.

Jun
12
2007

Online safety efforts and education are becoming more important. International cooperation and discussions are key to the development of a safer online environment for children.

Mar
30
2007

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) can't agree to the ratification of a proposal to give adult Web sites their own ".xxx" domain. The decision is met with disappointment by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI).

Feb
13
2007

Washington, D.C. - In today's world of Web 2.0, where social network and user-generated content reign, and where the Internet is available from your phone, your PSP and your Nintendo Wii, the need to protect children from the worst while directing them to the best of the Web is more important than ever. And that's why the Internet Content Rating Association, the world's leading content labeling system on the Internet, will become the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI).

Oct
01
1999

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced Sentinel, the leader in online predator detection and interdiction, will join the international, non-profit organization in a partnership for online safety. As a member, Sentinel will work with FOSI towards its goal of promoting best practice, tools and methods to make the Internet safer for families.