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Feb
22
2012

WASHINGTON, DC - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to online safety, today announced an initiative to create an interactive online program called A Platform for Good, empowering parents, teachers, teens and kids to connect and share knowledge and experiences around online safety while learning to become responsible digital citizens. A Platform for Good has gained support and endorsement by leaders throughout five different industries, including social media, search, telecommunications, mobile, and cable.

Jan
10
2012

WASHINGTON, DC - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and ictQATAR today announced that they will convene a regional online safety conference in Doha, Qatar. The two-day event, "Promoting Online Safety and Cyber Ethics in the Middle East," will focus on a wide range of issues including social media, mobile use, and the latest research in the Gulf region.

Dec
14
2011

WASHINGTON, DC - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that Telecom Italia Group has joined as a member. Telecom Italia's membership signifies increasing global awareness and support in promoting a safer online environment for families.

Nov
09
2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Beginning today, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) will host its Fifth Annual Conference & Exhibition: “Evaluate. Innovate. Collaborate. Strategies for Safe and Healthy Online Use.” This two-day event, held in Washington, D.C., challenges an international audience of policymakers, Internet industry leaders, educators, legislators, authors, law enforcement, Internet safety advocates, teachers and technologists to explore the science and health issues related to children and the Internet: How can we find balance in our hyper-connected lives?

Sep
14
2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A survey released today by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) shows that most parents (87 percent) are aware of parental controls and more than half of parents (53 percent) say they have used parental controls for their children’s Internet use. The nationwide telephone survey polled 702 parents of children ages 8-17 who access the Internet and was conducted by Hart Research Associates, an independent research company.

Jun
29
2011

LONDON and WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to online safety, has been shortlisted in the Nominet Internet Awards 2011, which highlight companies, charities and individuals in the United Kingdom who are making a difference on or through the Internet.

May
06
2011

LONDON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) will host their third annual European conference in London on May 10, 2011. The conference, "Every European a Digital Citizen," brings together an international audience of online safety experts to discuss key Internet issues including privacy, data retention, mobile usage, digital citizenship, research findings and public policy developments in Europe.

Feb
08
2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. and LONDON, February 8, 2011 - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that it is making available free of charge one of the most comprehensive online directories of Internet policies and best practices from around the globe known as the Global Resource and Information Directory (GRID).

Nov
16
2010

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project have agreed to conduct a research project aimed at understanding teenagers' behavior online. The research will examine how this behavior ties to digital citizenship - the behaviors, expectations and skills teens have around interacting with others in digital spaces. The research is jointly funded by the Pew Internet Project and Cable in the Classroom.

Nov
09
2010

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) will host its Fourth Annual Conference & Exhibition, "Internet Freedom, Safety & Citizenship: A Global Call to Action," beginning today in Washington, DC. The two-day event brings together an international audience of policymakers, Internet industry leaders, educators, legislators, law enforcement, Internet safety advocates, teachers, and technologists to discuss internet freedom, safety and digital citizenship. Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, will provide a keynote address.