The Week in Online Safety, September 12, 2011
A weekly global roundup of online safetynews, policy developments, research, and influence

News
U.S.- Figuring Out How Children Learn With Technology, The New York Times, Sep. 8, 2011

E.U.- PEGI widens remit with mobile ratings, MCV, Sep. 9, 2011

U.S.- When Should Kids Get Cell Phones?,Huffington Post, Sep. 8, 2011

U.S.- Apps, social networks pose new threat to kids, USA Today, Sep. 7, 2011 

U.S.- Facebook: No single solution for implementing age restrictions, ZDNet, Sep. 7, 2011 

U.S. - How an Internet ‘Sextortionist’ Ruined the Lives of Teen Girls, Wired, Sep. 7, 2011 

U.S. - Teenage fights get taped, go viral, The Washington Post, Sep. 8, 2011 

Policy:Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
Australia - Jail terms for cyberbullies put on table, The Australian, Sep. 8, 2011 

UAE - Tagging Facebook photos without permission?  Think twice, Next Web, Aug. 29, 2011 

U.S. - Dad of girl, 12, sues Facebook over her suggestive photos, BBC News, Sep. 6, 2011 

U.S. – MO SB1, Passed Ed. Comm., Sep. 12.  (Would repeal portions of law restricting teacher use of social networks)

Research
U.S. - Parents' Behavior Linked to Kids' Videogame Playing, Science Daily, Sep. 7, 2011

U.S. - 28% of American adults use mobile and social location-based services, Pew Internet, Sep. 7, 2011 

U.S. - Harris Interactive Poll: Bullies Are Top Worry for Parents and Youth, Harris Interactive, Sept. 7, 2011 

Advocates
U.S. - Who Gets to See Our Social Networking Sites?, iKeepSafe, Sep. 8, 2011 

E.U. - Back to School 2011 gift from Insafe, InSafe, Sep. 7, 2011 

U.S. - First Town Hall on Online and Mobile Privacy for Kids, Common Sense Media, Sep. 1, 2011 

U.S. - 5th-graders teaching us about teaching digital citizenship, Anne Collier, Sep. 7, 2011 

U.S. - Why Confiscating Student Cell Phones Might Be a Bad Idea, Sameer Hinduja, Sep. 7, 2011

Compiled by David
Burt, CISSP, CIPP