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Press Releases
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.

Nov
08
2010

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that The Walt Disney Company has joined as a member. Disney's support of FOSI signifies the company's commitment to promoting a safe online environment for children of all ages.

Oct
20
2010

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today recognizes the 10th anniversary of the COPA Commission Report, a landmark study that identified ways to help reduce access by minors to harmful material on the Internet. The Commission concluded that there is no one way to protect children online; a collaborative effort is needed from educators, consumers, industry and lawmakers to promote Internet safety for children.

Oct
01
2010

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that USTelecom, the broadband trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry, has joined as a member. Jonathan Banks, USTelecom Senior Vice President, will join FOSI's board to help shape the focus of the organization. USTelecom's commitment to FOSI signifies the association's enthusiasm for promoting Internet safety among industry, policymakers and consumers.