The report, “Parenting in the Digital Age: How Parents Weigh the Potential Benefits and Harms of Their Children’s Technology Use,” explores the issues kids face online through the lens of parents and caregivers, and examines the findings in the contexts of age, education and ethnicity.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), the nation's leading organization dedicated to educating parents, companies, children, educators and policymakers about Internet safety, announced today that TELUS, Canada's fastest growing telecommunications provider, will become its newest member and the first Canadian company to join the organization.
PARIS, FRANCE - Today, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) convenes experts in the field of online safety to discuss the European Union's commitment to ensuring that children have safe and productive experiences online. This event will also explore what the Internet industry and non-government organizations are doing to create a better Internet for kids.
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - Today, the Family Online Safety Institute will host a roundtable event at Google’s Offices in Mexico City to encourage dialogue in the region about online safety efforts. The event will bring together representatives from industry, government, and the non-profit sector from Mexico, Latin America and around the world to discuss the local, regional, and global challenges in online safety and best ways to promote digital citizenship.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today encouraged parents to use Safer Internet Day as an opportunity to create a better Internet and talk with their kids about ways to have positive and safe online experiences.
“The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) appreciates the interest of Sen. Markey, Senator Kirk, Rep. Barton, and Rep. Rush in keeping kids safe online. It is important to have high-level attention and leadership focused on online safety, but FOSI does have some concerns about the Do Not Track Kids Act of 2013. The FTC recently spent years revising the COPPA Rule to ensure that the 1998 law was updated and continues to apply to modern technology and trends.
Young people are increasingly concerned about the privacy of their personal information online and that their identities can be stolen through their use of social media, according to a new report released today by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI).
"The Family Online Safety Institute is encouraged by the changes that Facebook announced today to the posting of graphic or disturbing material. In order to protect young people in particular, it is imperative that Facebook - and all other social media sites - have in place a review process for this type of material and provide warnings where appropriate."
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), the nation's leading organization dedicated to educating parents, companies, children, educators and policymakers about Internet safety, announced today that LinkedIn will become its newest member. LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, is committed to continually evolving its approach to safety while expanding service to younger demographics.
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that Vodafone has joined as a member. Vodafone, headquartered in London, is one of the world's largest mobile telecommunications companies by revenue and a strong advocate for child safety online.