Online safety is everyone’s concern - from preschoolers to grandparents. The Family Online Safety Institute brings a unique, international perspective to the potential risks, harms as well as the rewards of our online lives. FOSI’s 30+ members, from Amazon to Yahoo! represent the leading Internet and communications companies in the world. And our work encompasses public policy, industry best practice as well as good digital parenting.
The more you learn about how traumatic events affect children, the more you will understand the reasons for your kids' behaviors, and emotions, and the better prepared you will be to help them cope. When you let your children know that you and other caring adults are working to keep them safe, that you are there to support them, and that there are people who can help them with what they are feeling, most children who have traumatic stress can recover and go on to live healthy and productive lives.
From cyberbullying to social media and sexting, NetSmartz has what you need to know about staying safer online. Tip sheets for parents and educators provide a how-to in everything from smartphone safety to protecting kids while on social media. Our other tip sheets are written specifically for tweens and teens dealing with topics ranging from online gaming to tips to prevent sexting.