The Week in Online Safety, September 26, 2011

Australia - Bullying,violence, revenge: the dangers of antisocial networking laid bare for children, Sydney Morning Herald, Sep. 23, 2011 

U.S. - In Small Towns, Gossip Moves to the Web, and Turns Vicious, The New York Times, Sep. 19, 2011 

U.S. - Jamey Rodemeyer Suicide: Police Consider Criminal Bullying Charges, ABC News, Sep. 22, 2011 

U.S. - Online predators adept at 'grooming' their targets, SI Live, Sep. 20, 2011 

U.S. - Combatting cyber bullying and technology’s downside, The Washington Post, Sep. 21, 2011 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
U.S. - COPPA: What happens when a generation ignores a law?, Online Journalism Review, Sep. 20, 2011 

U.S. - New Rules for Alcohol Companies to Advertise and Market on Social Networks, The Wall Street Journal, Sep. 20, 2011 

U.S. – PA SB 850, Re-reported as amended, Sep. 26, 2011.  (Create the offense of cyberbullying and sexting by a minor if a minor transmits nude images with the intent to distress.) 

U.S. - The Drama! Teen Conflict, Gossip, and Bullying in Networked Publics, Alice E. Marwick & danah boyd, Sep. 2011 

U.S. - Account Deactivation and Content Removal: Guiding Principles for Companies, Berkman Center, Sep. 21, 2011 

U.S. – Human trafficking online: the role of social networks and online classifieds, USC Annenberg Center, Sep. 18, 2011 

U.K. - How video games blur real life boundaries and prompt thoughts of 'violent solutions', Daily Mail, Sep. 21, 2011 

U.S. - Tormented teachers: How cyberbullying affects educators,, Sep. 1, 2011 

U.S. - Three Provocations about Parental Controls, Online Safety & Kids’ Privacy, Adam Thierer, Sep. 21, 2011 

U.S. - Bullying as True Drama, Alice E. Marwick & danah boyd, Sep. 22, 2011 

U.S. - Parents and Cell Phone Rules for Children and Teens, Sameer Hinduja, Sep. 19, 2011 

E.U. - The Resource Catalogue September 2011 is online, inSafe, Sep. 21, 2011 

U.S. - is stealing content from,, Sep. 18, 2011 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

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