The Week in Online Safety, March 12, 2012


The Week in Online Safety, March 12, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

News
U.K. –  The hurt caused by private lives being made public, The Guardian, Mar. 10, 2012

U.S. – Are Social Networks Sexualizing Young Girls?, Shine, Mar. 9, 2012 

U.S. –  Temptation to overshare online can come back to haunt teens, The Seattle Times, Mar. 7, 2012 

U.S. –  Teaching kids to be ‘digital citizens’ (not just ‘digital natives’), The Washington Post, Mar. 8, 2012 

U.S. –  The high cost of keeping Facebook PG-13, KSL ,Mar. 7, 2012 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
U.S. –  Proposed Arizona law allows parents to monitor a minor’s mobile, ZDNet, Feb. 28, 2012

U.S. –  Alabama Bill Would Make it a Crime to Annoy Someone Online, The Fire, Mar. 7, 2012 

U.S. –  Internet Porn Crackdown Campaign Continues in China, TechWire Asia, Mar. 5, 2012 

Qatar –  Middle East Faces Tensions Between Online Child Protection and Internet Freedom, Forbes, Mar. 7, 2012

Research
U.S. –  Nasty People in the Media Prime the Brain for Aggression, Science Daily, Mar. 7, 2012

Australia –   One in two young people bullied,  QUT, Mar. 4, 2012 

Advocates
U.S. –  From ‘Born This Way’ to ‘Move This Way’: A new foundation, Anne Collier, Mar. 2, 2012 

U.S. – Technopanics, Threat Inflation, and the Danger of an IT Precautionary Principle, Adam Thierer, Feb. 28, 2012 

U.S. –  CDT to Companies: Don’t Help Pakistan Censor the Internet, CDT, Mar. 8, 2012 

U.S. –  Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation  and School Climate, Sameer Hinduja,Cyberbullying Research Center, Mar. 8, 2012

— Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP
 
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