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Jul
01
2016

Orlando, FL – The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced a new training program to help parents improve their Internet safety knowledge and skills.  Launched at the National Parent Teacher Association convention in Orlando, the How to Be a Good Digital Parent program, sponsored by Facebook and Google, will give parents and PTA leaders the tools and resources they need to successfully host an online safety learning event. The program will address parents’ concerns about their children’s Internet use, while also providing tips and tools for a safer and more productive time online.  

May
10
2016

A new version of the Global Resource and Information Directory launched today will provide governments, industry, law enforcement, educators and academics with a comprehensive digital resource to better protect children online including from sexual exploitation.

Dec
15
2015

In response to the imminent resolution of the discussions around raising the age of digital consent to 16 in Europe, we would like to put forth the main reasons that we oppose the change.

Dec
10
2015

FOSI signed onto a letter expressing concerns over a late amendment to the European General Data Protection Regulation that would make it necessary anyone under the age of 16 to secure parental consent before using information society services in the EU. 

Nov
17
2015

A new study from the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) reveals that the large majority of parents believe technology has a positive effect on their child’s future, career and life skills (78%) and creativity (64%). 

Oct
29
2015

On the evening of November 17th, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) will recognize six individuals, nominated by their peers, the 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award.

Sep
16
2015

TIM, in partnership with the Family Online Safety Institute, hosted today in Rome “Global Trends in Online Safety: Creating a National Framework” an international conference on the prevention of risks for children online.

May
12
2015

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) will today convene a forum analysing the current state of online safety and future developments in Europe.

Jan
30
2015

LONDON & WASHINGTON, DC– The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) announced today that Lisa Felton, Global Head of Consumer Regulation and Content Standards at Vodafone, will become the next chair of the FOSI Board of Directors. 

Dec
11
2014

The Family Online Safety Institute was pleased to take part in this week’s#WePROTECT Children Online summit to tackle online child exploitation, hosted by the UK government.FOSI supports the multi-stakeholder approach being pursued by bringing together governments, charities, law enforcement and leaders in industry to work together in developing effective initiatives to combat this problem.