The Week in Online Safety, October 3, 2011
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

News
U.S. - A Call for Opening Up Web Access at Schools, The New York Times, Sep. 28, 2011 

U.S. - Beware of Blipdar, an anonymous dumping ground for slander, insults and cyberbullying, CBS News, Sep. 29, 2011 

U.S. - How to spy on your kids online, CBS News, Sep. 29, 2011

U.S. - Why geolocation apps can be dangerous, USA Today, Sep. 27, 2011 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
Kenya - UN Takes on Child Porn, Cybercrime and Other Global Issues, Huffington Post, Sep. 27, 2011 

U.S. – NJ AB 1561, Signed into Law, Sep. 16, 2011.  (Lessens penalties for juvenile sexting)  News coverage

U.S. - NY State bill would punish cyberbullying, Newsday, Sep. 27, 2011 

Research
U.S. - Young people say online meanness pervasive, AP/MTV, Sep. 26, 2011 

Australia - Sexting driven by peer pressure, Melbourne University, Sep. 30, 2011 

Advocates
U.S. - Common Sense Media, Yahoo! Safely, and MTV Stand Up to Cyberbullying, Common Sense Media, Sep. 28, 2011

U.S. - "Don't Filter Me" at Six Months, ACLU, Sep. 28, 2011

U.S. - Digital citizenship reality check: Notes from Nairobi’s IGF, Anne Collier, Sep. 29, 2011

U.S. - Law Enforcement Perspectives on Cyberbullying, Justin Patchin, Sep. 28, 2011 

U.S. - Are We Doing Enough to Protect our Teachers?, iKeepSafe, Sep. 30, 2011 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP