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

News
U.S. - Facebook throws potentially suicidal users a Lifeline, CNET, Dec. 13, 2011

U.S. - Who's Opposed To .XXX Domain Names? Not Exactly Whom You'd Think, NPR, Dec. 14, 2011

U.S. - Internet Compulsion Disorder: Should We Include It in the DSM?, The Atlantic, Dec. 13, 2011 

U.S. - Social network age limits pose a puzzle for parents, The Boston Globe, Dec. 15, 2011 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
Canada - Debate rages over filtering Internet hate speech, The Vancouver Sun, Dec.12, 2011 

U.S. – Injury Law: Cyberbullying on Twitter, Verdict, Dec. 16, 2011

Advocates
U.S. - Rise in social media correlates with safer experiences for teens, Larry Magid, Dec. 15, 2011 

U.S. - Declines in 2 online risks for youth: Study, Anne Collier, Dec. 16, 2011 

U.S. – Those Who Victimize Children are Usually Not Strangers, Ernie Allen, NCMEC, Dec. 12, 2011 

U.K. – The Rough Guide to Staying Safe Online, Get Safe Online, Dec. 2011 

U.S. - Webkinz children's site is subject of complaint to FTC, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 13, 2011 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP