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March 16, 2017
TeenSafe Joins FOSI Membership

Washington, D.C. -- The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), the nation's leading organization dedicated to educating parents, companies, children, educators and policymakers about Internet safety, announced today that TeenSafe has become its newest member. 

TeenSafe, a smartphone control, and monitoring service was built for parents by parents to help detect unsafe digital activities and facilitate high quality, authentic dialog between parents and their children. More than 1 million parents have turned to TeenSafe to effectively manage how the digital world impacts their children’s lives.

Ralph Acosta, the company’s CEO, was a panelist for the session, “Tech Solutions to Challenging Online Behaviors” at last year’s FOSI Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

“We are pleased to join the outstanding digital safety education efforts of FOSI,” said Ralph Acosta, CEO of TeenSafe. “Understanding and practicing digital safety enables families to enjoy together the many benefits of smartphones and Internet.”

“We are delighted that TeenSafe has joined FOSI,” said Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute. “We believe in a combination of tools, rules and schools to keep kids safe online. TeenSafe provides an innovative tool that parents can use in combination with household rules and regular conversation with their kids about safety.”

TeenSafe joins a high-profile community of FOSI members including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and others.

About FOSI 

The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization that works to make the online world safer for kids and their families. FOSI convenes leaders in industry, government and the non-profit sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions and policies in the field of online safety. Through research, resources, events and special projects, FOSI promotes a culture of responsibility online and encourages a sense of digital citizenship for all. FOSI's membership includes 30 of the leading Internet and telecommunications companies around the world.

About TeenSafe 

TeenSafe created the first parental iPhone monitoring solution and is the iOS and Android service of choice amongst families with over one million sign-ups to date. TeenSafe’s secure technology provides parents with the tools to safeguard their children’s’ "digital lives" through deleted texts, group chat, Kik Messenger and much more. TeenSafe, a proud sponsor of the National PTA, is "built by Parents for Parents." Follow TeenSafe on its blog.

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