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TikTok Launches Internet Safety Seminars


The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) has teamed up with TikTok to host a series of internet safety seminars from beginning January 2020. These seminars are there to help parents better understand the tools and resources they have at their fingertips with the help of FOSI and there Good Digital Parenting Initiative.

Unlike days of old, teens today have grown up in the digital age with all the pro’s and con’s that come with it.

While many parents may be familiar with the 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.

Parents are encouraged to attend one of the digital safety sessions featuring Stephen Balkam the CEO and founder of the Family Online Safety Institute.

Topics will include establishing ground rules for all connected devices, starting a dialogue with your teen about responsible internet usage and how to be a good digital role model.

Furthermore, parents will gain comprehensive knowledge about the controls and tools specifically designed for TikTok.

“One of the best ways for parents to keep their families safe is to learn about the apps and programs that teens use today,” said Balkam. “It’s no secret that TikTok’s popularity has taken off among teens, and together we’re committed to helping parents start an open dialogue with their children about online safety in an ever-evolving digital world.”

“Our most important commitment at TikTok is to keep our community safe and we approach this through policies, product, people, and partners,” said Kudzi Chikumbu, Director of Creator Community, TikTok. “We are pleased to partner with FOSI to educate parents about online safety, our platform, and the tools and controls we have developed – and we are excited to meet parents and having our creators share their experiences. Together we are all intent on building a community where creativity can thrive.”

The national internet safety tour will kick off in Washington on 30 January with additional dates to be added for Chicago, Los Angeles Miami and New York City.

Unfortunately for the rest of the world these are only in the U.S. at the moment but you can log on to the FOSI website at and receive valuable insights on online safety which is an absolute must for this new digital age.