The Family Online Safety Institute (www.fosi.org
) had a couple of previous incarnations before it moved from the UK to Washington, DC four years ago. Its current CEO is Stephen Balkam and he and his staff here in London and in DC have done a pretty fine job in raising the profile of matters to do with child safety on the internet.
They've run three excellent conferences in DC, two in Madrid, two in Paris and one more recently in Bahrain. More are mooted with the next European conference destined for London.
Much remains to be done and much of the practice of child safety has been established first in the UK through the Internet Watch Foundation (www.iwf.org.uk
) based in Cambridge. They too are to be commended on the way they have led the world.