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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.

Feb
25
2010

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), the third largest Internet service provider in the United States, has joined as a member and will have Fernando R. Laguarda, vice president of external affairs and policy counselor, serve on the FOSI Board of Directors. Time Warner Cable currently serves millions of customers in 28 states across the nation.

Feb
09
2010

WASHINGTON - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and several member companies will celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID) today by helping promote online safety for young people through various initiatives in several countries throughout the world. This year's theme "Think B4 U Post" aims to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.

Feb
02
2010

WASHINGTON – The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today congratulated award-winning producer Rachel Dretzin and Douglas Rushkoff on the FRONTLINE documentary "Digital Nation" set to air on PBS tonight. "Digital Nation" is a follow-up film to "Growing Up Online" that looks at how digital media has transformed every aspect of our culture, from how people learn to how they socialize to how they work.

Jan
28
2010

WASHINGTON – In conjunction with Data Privacy Day, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and Facebook today issued the following statements and privacy guidelines for consumers to consider when surfing the web. Data Privacy Day is recognized around the world to bring attention to the many benefits of mobile communication, but at the same time, acknowledge the potential risks it brings with it.

Dec
14
2009

December 14, 2009 - Yesterday, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain (TRA), in partnership with the Family Online Safety Institute, announced the Gulf regions first Internet Child Safety Conference. To be held from 18-20 January, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Manama in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the conference is open to anyone with an interest in the safety of children on the web, including Internet Service Providers, telephone companies, NGOs, charities, regulators, government departments and the public.