For the past two days I’ve been attending the Family Online Safety Institute’s (FOSI) Annual Conference, a place where lawmakers, companies, educators, and non-profits come together to discuss issues relating to keeping kids safe online. Amazing statistics combined with incredible keynote speakers and companies showcasing products and parental control features designed to keep kids safe reminded me that the work that I do to share resources about keeping kids safe whether they are using cell phones, on the internet, or gaming is important.
Yesterday the following video full of eye opening statistics started our morning. Take a look and feel free to watch it again!
Last night I sat down and started to write a post that synthesized all the information I learned about online safety from a parent, goverment, company, non-profit, and policy perspective that I’ll share this weekend. I’m also compiling resources to help parents of kids of all ages navigate the online world together in a safe way that I hope you’ll share as we look to provide guidance to all kids about online safety issues.
Thanks to FOSI for inviting me to be a speaker, for AT&T for sponsoring one day of my attendance to the conference, and to the teams of Safely, Yahoo Safely, Xbox, and many others for the wonderful conversations that are sure to continue.
Original post by Tech Savvy Mama