The Week in Online Safety, February 6, 2012


The Week in Online Safety, February 6, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

News
U.S. – Teens migrating to Twitter — sometimes for privacy, Associated Press,  Jan. 30, 2012 

U.S. – The pre-teen Facebook dilemma, Pittsburgh Tribune- Review, Jan. 30, 2012 

U.S. – Kids’ online behavior today could affect them tomorrow, Detroit News, Jan. 31, 2012 

U.S. – The Kids Are More Than All Right, The New York Times, Feb. 3, 2012 

Australia – Teens aware of online risks but ignore them, The West, Feb. 4, 2012 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
U.S. – Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Tax On Violent Video Games, KOCO, Feb. 1, 2012 

U.A.E. – Families warned to monitor children’s use of computers, Gulf News, Feb. 1, 2012 

U.S. – Wisconsin Cyberbullying Legislation In Works,  Ashland Current, Jan. 29, 2012 

Australia – New campaign to address cyber bullying, Sky News, Feb. 1, 2012

Research
U.K. – 21% of UK kids have accessed inappropriate content from their mobile, You Gov, Jan. 31, 2012 

Advocates
E.U. – Insafe Newsletter – Safer Internet Day, Insafe, Feb. 6, 2012 

U.S. – The downside of social media convenience, Anne Collier, Jan. 31, 2012 

— Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

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