The Week in Online Safety, September 19, 2011
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

News
U.K. - Trolling: Who does it and why?, BBC News, Sep. 14, 2011 

U.S. - Psychology Researchers Argue Gamer 'Improvement' Studies Are Flawed, Gamasutra, Sep. 15, 2011 

U.K. - How bullied children get worse grades at school, Daily Mail, Sep. 9, 2011 

U.S. - Don't study the video game, study the player, USA Today, Sep. 15, 2011 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
U.K. - Internet troll jailed after mocking deaths of teenagers, The Guardian, Sep.13, 2011 

U.S. - FTC proposes stricter online privacy rules for children, San Francisco Chronicle, Sep. 15, 2011 

U.S. - FTC Seeks Comment on Proposed Revisions to COPPA, FTC, Sep. 15, 2011 

E.U. - 2011 Implementation Report on the Protection of Minors, EU Commission, Sep. 13, 2011

Research
U.S. - Majority of Parents Use Tools, Rules to Protect Their Kids Online, FOSI, Sep. 14, 2011

Advocates
U.S. - FTC’s proposed updates for COPPA, Anne Collier, Sep. 19, 2011 

U.S. - Statement on the FTC’s COPPA Report, Common Sense Media, Sep. 15, 2011 

U.S. - CDT Statement on FTC's Proposed COPPA Revisions, CDT, Sep. 15, 2011 

U.S. - Federal Trade Commission Proposes New Rules for Children’s Online Privacy, EPIC, Sep. 15, 2011 

U.S. - Kids, Parents & Online Safety, Adam Thierer, Sep. 15, 2011

U.S. - Cyberbullying 101: Fact vs. fiction, Larry Magid, Sep. 12, 2011

U.S. – New Game Teaches Kids How to Stay Safe on the Internet, NCMEC, Sep. 13,2011 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP