The Week in Online Safety, September 5, 2011
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments,research, and influence

News
U.S. - ‘Odd Girl Out’ tackles bullying in the digital age, NBC News, Aug. 30, 2011

U.S. - Violence in Video Games: It’s All Part of Growing Up, Wired, Sep. 6, 2011

U.S. - Video Games Could Increase Children’s Risk of Identity Theft, Fox News, Aug. 31, 2011

U.S. - Social networking helps students perform better,professor says, AP, Aug. 26, 2011

U.K - Children should be taught importance of privacy in mainstream education, ICO says, Out Law, Aug. 31, 2011 

U.S. - Internet anonymity suffering scrutiny courtesy of the London riots, Digital Trends, Aug. 27, 2011

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
U.S. – Statement before House Ways and Means Committee on Child Identity Theft, Federal Trade Commission, Sep. 1, 2011 

U.S. - New CT 'cyberbullying' law poses challenges as school year starts, The Connecticut Mirror, Aug. 30, 2011 

U.S. - Bullying Law Puts New Jersey Schools on Spot, The New York Times, Aug. 30, 2011 

U.S. – Social Network limits for teachers nixed by Mo. Judge, CBS News, Aug. 26, 2011

Research
U.S. - The Effect of Video Game Competition and Violence on Aggressive Behavior, Psychology of Violence, Aug. 15, 2011

Advocates
U.S. - Back to school - what should you be thinking about?, Parry Aftab, Aug. 31, 2011

E.U. – September Insafe Newsletter, Insafe, Sep. 1, 2011

U.S. - Another Well-Meaning, but Unfunded Mandate to Address Bullying, Justin Patchin, Sep.1, 2011

U.S. - Digital Citizenship & Media Literacy Beat Tracking Laws and Monitoring, Larry Magid, Huffington Post, Aug. 30, 2011

U.S. - What is online risk?: Helpful clarity from Europe, Anne Collier, Aug. 30, 2011

Compiled by David Burt