FOSI Staff

Staff, The Family Online Safety Institute

The Family Online Safety Institute is an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families.  We work together as a team to create quality content that can be useful for families, helping them understand online safety. 

Recently written by FOSI

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Digital Backpack for Tweens

Fill your tween's backpack with advice on using tech wisely towards academic success and positive online interactions.

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App Tip Sheets

GDP provides important information and connects you to where you can learn more about the popular apps kids are using. 

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Be Your Best Self Online

FOSI discusses cyber ethics, and what we can do to encourage civil behavior online. 

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Cyberethics Checklist

Don't hide behind the screen! Use our Cyberethics tool and encourage your family to be their authentic, best selves online. 

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How Technology Helps Me Be a Better Parent

With Valentines Day looming, and a new focus for Safer Internet Day on creating a better Internet, I decided to list all the reasons I love my technology. 

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Resolve to Be Cybercivil

Take the New Year to reflect on your online behavior and be a good digital role model for your child. 

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5 Steps to Holiday Tech Gift Success

FOSI's Good Digital Parenting advises parents on five simple things they should do to make the best tech gift decisions this holiday season. 

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Welcome to Good Digital Parenting

An introduction to our new and improved resource for parents. Good Digital Parenting has information, tools, news and advice all on one site so you can parent effectively online. 

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Find Out Why Minecraft is so Popular

Minecraft encourages our kids to use technology creatively, a skill they will surely need in the future. Parents like the game for fostering critical thinking and problem solving. The issue for parents is trying to set limits in an endless space.

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Tips For Getting Your Tween A Cell Phone

Use these 5 tips to prepare yourself for getting your child his or her first cellphone.

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Back to School Tech for Success

Use our Tech for Success guide to start a conversation with your child about using technology responsibly.

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Learn to Use Technology Like Your Teen

You know your phone can do a lot more than what you use it for, so get a free class in the comfort of your own home. Ask your kids to teach you. You may just learn something new and soon wonder how you ever managed to live without some of your kid’s favorite apps.