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FOSI and TikTok Internet Safety Sessions for Parents

Date(s) - Thursday, January 30, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


FOSI and TikTok Internet Safety Sessions for Parents

The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and TikTok will host a series of internet safety seminars beginning in January 2020. The seminars are designed to help parents better understand the tools and controls they have to navigate the digital environment and the resources FOSI offers through its Good Digital Parenting initiative. In the sessions, FOSI and TikTok- one of the most downloaded apps in the world – will help teach parents the skills they need to keep their family safe online.
Unlike their parents, teens today have grown up in a digital world. As the positive opportunities for entertainment, inspiration, support and friendship have expanded, so have some of the realities of social media. Both apps and devices often have specific controls built in to provide users levels of control. But while many parents may be familiar with tools to limit screen time, options like managing a teen’s digital environment and understanding the various levels of tools available may be more challenging to navigate.
Parents who would like to learn more about online safety are encouraged to attend one of the  digital safety sessions featuring Stephen Balkam, CEO and founder of the Family Online Safety Institute. Topics include how to establish ground rules for safe use of connected devices, start conversations with your teen about responsible internet use, and be a good digital role model. Parents will also learn about the tools and controls specifically built into TikTok, the world’s leading destination for short-form video. TikTok and FOSI will also be joined by popular TikTok creators at various tour stops, who will share their experiences and how they use the app safely.
To learn more or to register, please email [email protected]

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