Motion Picture Group Bolsters Online Safety Efforts
Broadband's Impact, Education
September 29th, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 29, 2010 – The Family Online Safety Institute has announced that the Motion Picture Association of America has become its newest member.
National Cable and Telecommunication’s ‘Adoption Plus Program’ Born on Discussions with FCC Chiefs
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
December 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 2, 2009 – The nation’s cable television and internet providers are once again making an aggressive push for broadband stimulus funds to be spent on “demand-side” programs as the National Cable and Telecommunications Association announced a pilot program for “Adoption Plus” – a proposal to promote broadband adoption for nearly 3.5 million children of middle school age.
The children targeted by the program live in around 1.8 million low-income households that are eligible for the National School Lunch Program and do not receive broadband services.
FOSI Conference to Feature RI, WA AG's, Plethora of Online Safety Experts
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact
October 1st, 2009
The Family Online Safety Institute announced the list of confirmed speakers for its 2009 annual conference to take place November 4th and 5th in Washington, DC. Speakers include child online safety expert Danah Boyd, Online Safety Technology Working Group co-chair Anne Collier, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children board member Larry Magid (Collier and Magid are co-founders of online safety group ConnectSafely).
Also scheduled to speak are OSTWG member and parental controls expert Adam Thierer and Attorneys General Patrick Lynch and Rob McKenna of Rhode Island and Washington state, respectively.
On Cyberbullying, Education and Enforcement Bills Compete for Congressional Action
June 12th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2009 – Hill staffers and online safety said Friday that two bills currently before Congress take very different approaches to issues of cyberbullying and online. Speaking at a panel sponsored by the Family Online Safety Institute, CEO Stephen Balkam said that the “key question” of the day was whether or not it is possible to legislate internet safety.