Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) designed to help parents, teachers and teens to connect, share, and do good online!
At FOSI we work with leaders in the
field of online safety and, regularly, we hear about incredible stories
and exciting opportunities in our digital world. We hear stories of
parents, teens, and teachers using technology to raise social awareness,
encourage activism, enhance our education system, and of course, have
What we have noticed, however, is that the stories reported in the news
and infusing public conversation are focused heavily on the negative
notions that don't support the research that says the majority of
people's online experiences are positive. Given this climate, it is our
hope that PFG will create a place to have a more balanced discussion
about the role digital technology can play in our lives.
Our vision for A Platform for Good is to start a dialogue about what it
means to participate responsibly in a digital world. While recognizing
the potential risks, we will celebrate technology as a vehicle for
opportunity and social change. We hope to achieve this goal by
providing parents and teachers with the resources to learn about and
interact with new technologies, and by giving teens the ability to
engage and teach their peers, family members and educators. Through this
approach, we hope to encourage good digital citizenship, responsible
online behavior, and the use of technology for positive change and
making a difference.
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