The Week in Online Safety, August 15, 2011
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

News
U.S. - Parents let children go social/online, ABC News, Aug. 5, 2011 

U.S. – Social Network Crimes on the Rise, Experts Warn, Fox News, Aug. 11, 2011 

U.S. - Adults struggle to grasp new bullying, Ed. News, Aug. 11, 2011 

U.S. - Schools wrestle teens texting, social media use,  NWI, Aug. 10, 2011

Policy – Legislative, Regulatory, and Legal Developments
U.S. - Fed Court rules punishing students for posting MySpace photos over summer unconstitutional, Daily Herald, Aug. 10, 2011

U.S. – Texas Prosecutors learning of problems with sexting bill, Star Telegram, Aug. 8, 2011

U.S. - Tennesseans face new Internet rules aimed at curbing piracy, bullying, The Tennessean, Aug. 7, 2011

S. Korea - Government plans to scrap online real-name system, TMCNet, Aug. 11, 2011

U.S. - Mo. social media law stirs up educators, parents, CBS News, Aug. 11, 2011

Australia - Australia creates adult-oriented R18+ game classification, The Globe and Mail, Aug. 10, 2011

Research
U.S. - Cyberstalking is more traumatic than being stalked in person, says APA study, Think Digit, Aug. 9, 2011 

U.S. - Most parents don’t monitor their children’s social media activity, SocialBeat, Aug. 9, 2011 

U.S. - Study: Teenage social media use can lead to narcissism, health issues, Digital Journal, Aug. 7, 2011

Advocates
U.S. – MO law: Well-intentioned but flawed, Anne Collier, Aug. 7, 2011 

U.S. - Texting Potential, iKeepSafe, Aug. 10, 2011