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2013-11-06 08:27:36

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Young people are increasingly concerned about the privacy of their personal information online and that their identities can be stolen through their use of social media, according to a new report released today by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131105/DC10897LOGO) The report, "Teen Identity Theft: Fraud, Security, and Steps Teens are Taking to Protect Themselves Online," found that over...

California Law Gives Minors Internet Delete Button
2013-09-25 11:19:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Kids may say the darndest things, but in the age of social media, those things can come back to haunt them. To help keep kids from ruining their future job or relationship prospects, California has just passed a law that will give minors the power to compel social media sites to delete their personal history, including comments, posts and pictures. "This is a groundbreaking protection for our kids who often act impetuously with...

2013-01-22 12:30:23

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) announced today that Trend Micro has become the latest member of the global FOSI family. Trend Micro develops Internet content security and threat management solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information. Like FOSI, Trend Micro is committed to promoting socially responsible corporate and digital citizenship. The Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids and...

Generation Gap Online Between Parents And Teenagers
2012-11-15 06:49:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Teenagers are more connected than ever, and understand online privacy and safety issues differently than previous generations, according to a new study from the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) that investigated the online generation gap between parents and teens. The survey found that found 91% of parents say they know what their teens do online and with their mobile phones. However, just 62% of teens say their parents are...