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Family Online Safety Institute Founder talks Verizon Smart Family and Online Safety

Stephen Balkam CEO/Founder of Family Online Safety Institute FOSI on the TechtalkRadio ShowStephen Balkam

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FOSI - Family Online Safety Institute

TechtalkRadio was recently given the opportunity to talk with Founder and CEO of FOSI, The Family Online Safety Institute. FOSI is an international, non-profit organization which works to educate parents and users to the dangers online and the importance of safe smart computing. The education extends beyond the family to also government agencies and other non-profit sectors as well as the companies with products or services geared at consumers.

Verizon recently launched Verizon Smart Family which is a service to help parents manage their family's online safety through features such as content filtering, data management, device tracking among other safety features. Along with FOSI, a series of panel discussions have been hosted around the country on "Parenting in the Digital Age." Stephen shares thoughts and concepts with Family Online Safety along with other sites for getting the discussion with the kids going. 
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Stephen also shares some thoughts on who can benefit with the Verizon Gizmo Watch. When is the proper age for a youngster to get a Smartphone? The movement Wait until 8 may have the right idea. More info at Danah Boyd has a great website for family information and technology along with a book "It's Complicated". Her site is Andy reminds parents to take a look at the FOSI site for any parents with kids playing Fortnite. Patricia Vance shares what parents need to know. 


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