June 8, 2009 - The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced that global IT security company and provider of high-performance content security solutions, Optenet, is joining FOSI as its newest member. Optenet provides content filtering and online protection technology for organizations and consumers in Europe, Australia, and North and South America. In addition, Ana Luisa Rotta Soares, special projects director at Optenet, will join FOSI’s Board of Directors.
June 1, 2009. – In conjunction with Internet Safety Month, the Family Online Safety Institute today issued the following statements from FOSI CEO Stephen Balkam and FOSI Chair Brent Olson, Assistant Vice President - Regulatory Policy for AT&T, in an effort to show support for protecting kids online and to further build a culture of responsibility.
May 13, 2009 – Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), today made the following statement in response to the introduction of the School and Family Education about the Internet Act (SAFE Internet) introduced by Sen. Menendez and Rep. Wasserman Schultz.
April 22, 2009 – Child safety experts, policymakers, leaders in the nonprofit sector and the wireless industry joined together today at the Wireless Online Safety Conference, co-hosted by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and The Wireless Foundation, to discuss the challenges kids face in a mobile online environment and the vital role education plays in keeping them safe. The conference took place at Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C.
April 13, 2009 - Nominum, the leading provider of network naming and addressing technologies, announced today that it has joined the Family Online Safety Institute, an international non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices, tools and methods to protect children using the Internet. Nominum will also serve on the FOSI board.
March 18, 2009 – The Family Online Safety Institute today hosted the first of a series of online safety panels on Capitol Hill to educate policy makers, legislators, educators and Industry representatives on pressing online safety issues. The panels, titled 'Online on Wednesday', will be held monthly and will address a different online safety topic affecting today’s youth.
'Online on Wednesday’ is an hour-long panel discussion series once a month hosted by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI). The first panel will feature FOSI CEO, Stephen Balkam, Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL) and a small number of panelists discussing the pressing issues with online safety for the new Congress and the Obama Administration.
You are invited to "Keeping Kids Safe in a Mobile Environment," a joint conference put on by Family Online Safety Institute and The Wireless Foundation.
January 28, 2009 –The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today announced Yahoo! is joining the international, non-profit organization to help identify and promote best practices, tools and methods to protect children on the Internet. Catherine Davis Teitelbaum, the Yahoo! Director of Policy for Child Safety, will serve on the FOSI Board of Directors. As a leading Internet company dedicated to online safety, Yahoo!’s membership will provide valuable insight to keeping families safe online.
January 20, 2009 – The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) today congratulated President Obama on being inaugurated the 44th President of the United States and applauded his inaugural address calling for greater responsibility. In his speech, President Obama spoke on the importance of increased responsibility where Americans would embrace a new era of accountability.