Christian Brink

Program Administrator, Family Online Safety Institute

Christian is the Program Assistant at the Family Online Safety Institute. His focus is program research and outreach to help grow resources and content for Good Digital Parenting. A believer in technology as a tool for positive change, he hopes to empower parents, teachers and teens with the resources they need to responsibly navigate the digital world and make a difference.

Christian holds a bachelor’s degree from Gordon College in Wenham, MA where he studied English Literature and Communication Arts, and also spent time freelancing for local news outlets such as The Boston Globe. Most recently, Christian worked in the marketing department for Razoo, an online fundraising platform for nonprofits and individuals.

Recently written by Christian

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Take Time to Teach Your Parents Tech

For the New Year, encourage your kids to teach you a thing or two about technology.

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Giving Back with Technology

This holiday season, learn how you can use technology to give back by volunteering, contributing to a cause you care about, or by rallying support for an issue you believe in.

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A Platform for Good Turns Two, and It’s All Thanks to You

This month, the Family Online Safety Institute’s Platform for Good turned two-years-old. Take a look at some of the top materials we've produced over the past two years.

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5 Blog Posts to Get You and Your Child Back-to-School Ready

Get one step ahead this back-to-school season with a rundown of some of our popular blog posts on helping kids succeed with technology, how to handle cyberbullying, and more.

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Digital Parenting Tips Right to Your Phone

FOSI's Platform for Good is excited to announce our new Digital Parenting Texting Service. Learn more and sign up today!

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Teens and Online Messaging Apps

If you’re the parent of a digitally connected kid, then chances are you may have heard about a few of the recently popular smartphone messaging apps. Check out the rundown on some of the ones your child may be using.

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FOSI’s 2014 European Forum: Creating a Better Internet

Join FOSI this week as we head to Paris for our annual European Forum on Thursday, May 22, 2014. This year we're looking at how to create not just a safer Internet, but a better Internet for children and teens.

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Your Teen Has a Smartphone. Now What?

A large number of young adults are now accessing the Web via mobile devices. What does this mean for parents? Here are three things parents should remember when buying their child a smartphone.

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A Platform for Good’s #digitalparenting Tweet Chat Recap

If you missed our tweet chat on digital parenting (or simply want to go back and explore the tweets and shared resources further), you can see the full conversation here.

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A Platform for Good’s April Tweet Chat: Digital Parenting

On Thursday, April 17 at 2pm EDT, A Platform for Good with online privacy expert, Fred Lane, will be hosting a tweet chat about digital parenting. Be sure to join us!

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7 Ways to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint this Spring

When was the last time you considered the different components of your digital footprint? This spring, take time to make sure your digital footprint is the best it can be with these seven easy tips.

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BeatBullying’s Big March Campaign

Check out BeatBullying's Big March campaign – a virtual march across the Web in protest of bullying, and learn how you can get involved.

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Speak Up, Lend a Hand, Get Active: My (Digital) New Year’s Resolutions

When making your list of New Year's resolutions for 2014, don't forget to include resolutions for your online habits as well. Not sure where to start? Check out where

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Connected Educator Month

How have you been celebrating Connected Educator Month? Check out resources from A Platform for Good and end the month with bang! Whether it's education technology best practices or classroom activities, we're here to help.

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Celebrating Technology at the 2013 Digital Family Summit

This past weekend, A Platform for Good was able to attend the Digital Family Summit in Baltimore. Check out what happened, what was discussed, and some of the different ways families are navigating the digital landscape.

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Project:Connect – Summer Youth Programming Competition Winners

Earlier this summer, Project:Connect announced the winners of its 5th annual digital and media learning competition. Check to see who won and they're changing the digital space for good.

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Connecting the Digital Literacy Conversation

For teacher-librarian, Glen Warren, digital literacy is crucial. Read how he's been implementing digital literacy education in schools throughout California.

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Up the Creek Without a Smartphone

Disconnecting is a simple, yet highly underrated luxury that we rarely allow ourselves to enjoy these days. Check out this blog post for one FOSI staff member's reflection on his tech-free summer vacation.

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5 Helpful Blog Posts Teachers Can Use for Back-to-School

In order to help educators get ready for the school year, we've compiled some of our best blog posts on teaching digital citizenship, the value of blogging, how educators can help bring parents up to speed on technology in the classroom, and more.

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Happy Pay It Forward Day!

In honor of Pay It Forward Day, we've put together a list of seven simple ways you can help make a difference online.

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Recognizing Children Changemakers

Check out the organization "Kids Are Heroes" to see what young adults all around the world are doing to make a difference in their communities.

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From Online Philanthropy to Digital Citizenship

Christian Brink, the newest team member at A Platform for Good, talks about the need for more stories about social good and the positive influences tech can have on teens.

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Ashly Burch: Writer, Actress and Video Game Enthusiast

Writer, actress, and video game enthusiast, Ashly Burch, talks about how she's working for gender equality in the game industry.