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

News
U.S. - Schools add Internet etiquette, safety to coursework, USA Today, Nov. 30, 2011 

U.S. - Are tablets good for kids to play games and watch videos?, ABC News, Dec. 2, 2011

U.S. - High school fights go viral online, Connecticut Post, Dec. 3, 2011

U.K. - Amanda Craig's horrifying story of how she became a victim of a vicious online bullying campaign, Daily Mail, Dec. 1, 2011

India - Net-obsessed youngsters log on to deaddiction, The Times of India, Nov. 27, 2011 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
Canada - Social networks should block cyberbullies, MNA says, Montreal Gazette, Dec. 2, 2011 

E.U. - EU joins tech firms in child protection drive, After Dawn, Dec. 4, 2011 

Australia - National push to impose jail terms for workplace and cyber bullying, The Australian, Nov. 29, 2011 

Research
U.S.  - Sexting far less prevalent than previously reported, CNET, Dec. 5, 2011 

Advocates
U.S. - Have We Reached the End of the Road for Video Game Censorship?, Adam Thierer, Nov. 28, 2011 

U.S. - Europe’s new coalition for a better Net for kids, Anne Collier, Dec. 2, 2011 

E.U. - New Coalition to make a better and safer internet for children, InSafe, Nov. 29, 2011 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP