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.
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.
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.
Continuing the mission to bring leading voices concerned about online safety together, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) has become the newest member to join the organization. The MPAA serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries and as a guardian of creative arts and artists.
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that T-Mobile USA, the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT), has joined as a member. T-Mobile will work with FOSI to further promote safe and responsible use of the Internet.
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today launches the Professional Edition of its Global Resource and Information Directory (GRID) at the House of Lords, Westminster.
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) announced today that Kim Sanchez, senior group manager in the Trustworthy Computing division at Microsoft Corporation, will become the next chair of the FOSI Board of Directors. Online safety and privacy issues are a priority for Microsoft, as Sanchez has represented Microsoft on the FOSI board for two years.
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the trade association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, personal computers and the Internet, joined as a member.
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) applauds today's final report of the Online Safety and Technology Working Group (OSTWG) for recognizing that there is no single solution to keeping kids safe online and finding that all stakeholders including parents, industry, educators, and government must work to improve online safety.
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today hosted Putting the Pieces Together: Building a Comprehensive Online Safety Plan, a European conference which featured Internet safety experts from across the globe who discussed key components of building a robust online safety plan. Countries all over the world see online safety education as a critical and significant issue, particularly as many are focused on increasing broadband access.