Online Safety

Helping families 
navigate the 
digital world

With technology constantly changing, it can be challenging to keep up - and to manage your family's technology usage. That's why we've partnered with leading online safety partners to provide you with resources so you and your family have the confidence to use technology safely and responsibly.

Listen to Stephen Balkam, Founder and CEO of the nonprofit Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) talk about raising a family in the digital world.

Father and son on mobile phones

Step 1: Get good digital parenting advice.

Verizon is a supporter and member of FOSI, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the online world safer for kids and families.

Child under blanket with tablet

Step 2: Set smarter boundaries with FamilyBase.

FamilyBase helps you find the right balance between device time and family time. Establish time and data controls, and whether your kids are on Wi-Fi or using your data, you can block apps and set content filters.

Girls on laptop

Step 3: Got kids? Add content filters.

We’ve partnered with Mobicip to offer enhanced content filtering tools that work on smartphones, tablets and computers, helping children make positive digital choices everywhere they browse.

Girl on mobile phone

Step 4: Add an Internet security plan.

For Fios customers, Verizon offers a comprehensive suite of parental controls and Internet security plans to guard against identity theft, malware and inappropriate content.

Man worried on mobile phone

There are options for blocking robocalls

Working together, Verizon and our customers can hang up on these unwanted calls.

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