“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.
Today the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) has partnered with some of the world's foremost experts on digital citizenship to discuss the latest thinking on creating positive online behaviors at a global forum in Melbourne.
"The Family Online Safety Institute applauds the British government for taking a proactive, zero tolerance approach to child sexual abuse material on the Internet and we welcome these measures from industry to help keep kids safe online."
In conjunction with Europe's Year of Citizens, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) will host its Annual European Forum. The event convenes leaders from industry, government, academics and NGOs to focus on online safety, privacy issues and data protection.
WASHINGTON, DC - Facebook, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced a series of activities to advance healthy online experiences so young people can more easily make smart and responsible choices on the Internet.
Today, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) announced that T-Mobile will become the newest member of FOSI. T-Mobile USA is committed to protecting kids and families while providing innovative new products and services to millions of customers.