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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