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Parents, caregivers, and families, as well as those who interact with them, may be interested in the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), "an international, non-profit organization which works to make the online world safer for kids and their families." FOSI was founded by its CEO, Stephen Balkam, and is headquartered in Washington, DC, with another office in London, UK. Visitors to FOSI's website will find a plethora of resources. For example, the Good Digital Parenting section offers a variety of "tips, tools and rules to confidently navigate the online world with your kids." These include blog posts on topics like learning how to self-regulate social media use, tools like a Digital Reputation Checklist, and a video series on the 7 Steps to Good Digital Parenting. In addition, some materials provide helpful advice for seniors, such as how to recognize online scams. Under Policy & Research, FOSI publishes numerous research reports and white papers, as well as policy briefs and filings, concerning topics such as "intergenerational technology use" and protecting children's privacy. Readers may also appreciate FOSI's Global Resource & Information Directory (GRID), a "comprehensive source of peer-reviewed online safety information on a global scale," found via the link in the upper right corner.
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2019-10-18
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