Guest Blogger

Sarah Hoffman

Sarah Hoffman

Sarah is the Project Administrator at the Family Online Safety Institute. She helps run FOSI’s Platform for Good (PfG) and writes and develops many of the campaigns and blogs featured on the website. Sarah also manages the organization’s different social media accounts and PfG email outreach efforts – working to spread the message that technology can be used as a tool for doing good and making a difference.

She has a bachelor's degree from the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs. A 2011 graduate, she studied International Development and International Economics and has gained experience in social media management, outreach and communications through a number of internships with non-profits in Washington, DC and New York City.

For more from Sarah Hoffman:
Website: and
Twitter: @FOSI and @PlatformforGood
Facebook: FamOnlineSafety and APlatformforGood


Blog Posts by Sarah Hoffman

  • Digital Citizenship Conversation

    Starting the Digital Citizenship Conversation

    The Oxford Dictionaries recently named “Selfie” their 2013 Word of the Year – proof that technology is shaking things up and that devices, apps, and services aren’t going anywhere fast. But even though these terms and technologies are becoming a part of the common vernacular, keeping on the pulse of where kids interact online can […]

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  • Talking to Teens about Waiting

    Talking to Teens about Waiting

    It’s not that talk, don’t worry. I mean waiting to post or share. We talk a lot about thinking before you post – don’t say something in the heat of the moment that you may regret later – but do we ever talk to teens about waiting to post? Teens today can instantly capture and […]

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  • Media and Digital Literacies

    Helping Kids Build Media and Digital Literacies

    These days, kids don’t just need to know how to read and write. Basic literacy isn’t enough in the 21st century. Today, kids also need to understand how to evaluate and dissect the different types of information and media they are exposed to, and be confident and proficient in the tools they use to interact […]

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  • Online Identity

    Understanding Teens, Privacy, and Online Identity

    Today’s teens are easily the most private and reputation-focused of the age groups. Try getting a sixteen year old to explain their day as more than “fine” – it’s about as challenging as convincing them to leave for school in the fifth outfit they’ve tried on. So why is it that as soon as a […]

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  • Talking to Kids about the Basics

    Online Safety, Security, and Privacy: Talking to Kids about the Basics

    Cross the road without looking and you might get hit by a car. Touch a hot stove and it might really hurt. Kids are taught the basics of common sense early. But are we teaching them to apply the same common sense and critical thinking skills when they get online? Just as in the real […]

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