The Week in Online Safety, August 22, 2011

The Week in Online Safety, August 22, 2011
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

U.S. – Netflix Launches ‘Just For Kids Section’, AP, Aug. 16, 2011

U.S. – New FBI iPhone App Could Help Keep Kids Safe, ABC News, Aug. 16, 2011 

Australia – Police warn of ‘sexting’ perfect storm, ABC News, Aug. 16, 2011

U.S. – What Is Your Teen’s Online Reputation?, Psychology Today, Aug. 14, 2011

U.S. – Facebook Issues Security Guide for Teens, Parents, Teachers, PC World, Aug.18, 2011

U.S. – Could Those Hours Online Be Making Kids Nicer?, The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 16, 2011

Kuwait – Kuwait teachers to get cash for using Twitter and Facebook, Al Arabiya News, Aug. 16, 2011

Policy – Legislative, Regulatory, and Legal Developments
U.S. – IL HB 2389 – The Online Child Safety Act , Signed into Law.  (Requires ISPs to offer parental controls.) 

U.S. – FTC Publication “Living Life Onine” Fosters Online Safety for Tweens and Teens, FTC, Aug. 15, 2011

U.S. – ACLU Sues Missouri School System for Censoring Gay Advocacy Websites, Fox News, Aug. 16, 2011

Australia – Sexting punishment is unjust says magistrate, The Age, Aug. 14, 2011

U.K. – Study finds third of teachers have been bullied online, BBC News, Aug. 15, 2011 

E.U. – Kids on social networks – privacy first!, InSafe, Aug. 17, 2011 

U.S. – Teaching via the Internet, iKeepSafe, Aug. 19, 2011 

U.S. – Donna Rice Hughes on NBC’s Today Show, Enough is Enough, Aug. 12, 2011 

U.S. – ACLU Sues Missouri School District for Illegally Censoring LGBT Websites, ACLU, Aug. 15, 2011 

U.S. – Debunking myths about kids’ online risks: Studies, Anne Collier, Aug. 19, 2011 

U.S. – Kids,Privacy, Free Speech & the Internet: Finding the Right Balance, Adam Thierer, Aug 12, 2011


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