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Press Releases
Sep
28
2010

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. 

Sep
02
2010

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.

Jul
26
2010

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.

Jul
16
2010

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.

Jul
14
2010

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.

Jun
04
2010

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.

May
27
2010

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. 

May
26
2010

WASHINGTON - Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), made a statement in response to today's Facebook announcement to improve privacy features by arming users with new tools.

Apr
27
2010

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today commenced the first conference dedicated to online safety in the Middle East in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In partnership with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain (TRA), FOSI is helping to ignite an online safety initiative across the Gulf region.

Mar
17
2010

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) commends the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on taking steps to connect children to the Internet while also implementing digital literacy training as laid out in the National Broadband Plan released.