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Jan
22
2013

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) announced today that Trend Micro has become the latest member of the global FOSI family. Trend Micro develops Internet content security and threat management solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information.

Nov
23
2012

WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing to extend its international footprint, The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that Telstra Corporation has joined as a member. Telstra, headquartered in Melbourne, is Australia's largest telecommunications company.

Nov
14
2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Research released today by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) explores the online generation gap between parents and teens and reveals a number of disparities in their views about online safety. These gaps in perception demonstrate that great advancements can and should be made to improve communication between parents and teens about online behavior.

Nov
01
2012

WASHINGTON, DC - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that Mind Candy has joined as a member. Mind Candy, headquartered in the United Kingdom, is one of the world's fastest growing social online gaming companies and the global developer, operator and publisher of Moshi Monsters, an online world for kids to share, develop and communicate with their friends in a safe environment.

Sep
12
2012

WASHINGTON, DC - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to online safety, today launches A Platform for Good (PfG) – an interactive website designed to help parents, teachers and teens connect, share and do good online.

Aug
15
2012

WASHINGTON, DC - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) applauds AT&T’s announced efforts to protect America’s families by reversing the dangerous trend of texting while driving through its “No Text on Board – Pledge Day.” FOSI is committed to promoting responsibility online and a sense of digital citizenship. With today’s announcement of the September 19th “No Text On Board – Pledge Day,” when all Americans will be asked to pledge to not text and drive, AT&T is taking an impressive and critical step toward these accomplishing these same goals.

Jul
10
2012

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that Richard Allan, Director of Policy, EMEA at Facebook, will become the next chair of the FOSI Board of Directors. FOSI, an international, non-profit organization that works to make the online world safer for kids and their families, has collaborated with Facebook for several years to promote responsible Internet use and digital citizenship.

May
15
2012

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that it will be leading an interactive forum to discuss important issues highlighted by the European Union's CEO Coalition 'to make the Internet a better place for kids.' The event, taking place in the European Parliament in Brussels, will explore online safety issues with the European Commission, European Parliament, key industry players and civil society.

Apr
03
2012

WASHINGTON, DC - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that The Cyber Guardian (TCG) has joined as a member. The company, based in Australia and Singapore, brings an important international viewpoint about online safety to an increasingly globally-focused FOSI membership. The Cyber Guardian is a secure environment created to protect users from pornography, online predators and other sites that may be harmful to kids.

Mar
06
2012

WASHINGTON, DC – Beginning today, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and ictQATAR will host a joint conference: “Promoting Online Safety and Cyber Ethics in the Middle East.” The two-day event is being held in Doha, Qatar and explores the impact of the Internet on youth in the Middle East, the most effective methods of teaching cyber ethics and the state of online safety in the region.