The Week in Online Safety, December 12, 2011
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

News
U.S. - When Children Text All Day, What Happens To Their Social Skills?, The Huffington Post, Dec. 9, 2011

U.S. - New .xxx domain for porn debuts to mixed feelings, USA Today, Dec. 6, 2011

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

U.S. - XXX Domains Help Users Find Porn, But Can They Also Help Block Porn?, Forbes, Dec. 6, 2011 

U.S. – Infographic: Cyber-Bullying by the Numbers, PC Magazine, Dec. 8, 2011 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
U.S. – Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies, U.S. Dept. of Education, Dec. 2011 

U.S. – MI HB 4163, Signed into Law, Dec. 7, 2011.  Requires schools to adopt a cyberbullying policy. 

U.S. – MO HB 1049, Introduced, Dec. 11, 2011 Would require schools to establish cyberbullying policies. 

India - Indian government web filtering plans may breach law, TechWorld, Dec. 6, 2011 

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

Advocates
U.S. - New Yahoo! Survey Results Suggest That Kids Care More about Privacy Than We Give Them Credit For, iKeepSafe, Dec. 10, 2011 

U.S. - xxx won’t make porn more accessible IF…, Anne Collier, Dec. 7, 2011 

U.S. - What is the story with IsAnyoneUp.com?, Sameer Hinduja, Cyberbullying Research Center, Dec. 12, 2011

 -- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP