The Week in Online Safety, December 26, 2011
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

News
U.S. - Teens,Sexting and 'Cyberbaiting', Voice of America, Dec. 18, 2011

Canada - Police irked by the rise of online vigilantism, CNews, Dec. 23, 2011

Australia - Aussies want parental control from ISPs, and they’d like it for free, IT Wire, Dec. 22, 2011 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
U.N. - Child Safety Online: Global challenges and strategies, UNICEF, Dec. 13, 2011 

U.S.  NH HB 1562, Prefiled, Dec. 16, 2011. Would lessen penalties for sexting by minors. 

U.S.  IL SB 2454, Internet Dating Safety Act, Referred to Committee, Dec. 13, 2011 

U.S. - Legal issues cause tweaks in new NY State bill on cyberbullying, Buffalo News, Dec. 19, 2011 

Research
U.S. - Multi-person Sex among a Sample of Adolescent Female Urban Health Clinic Patients, Journal of Urban Health, W 2011 

U.A.E. - Young people spend nearly 10 hours a day online, The National, Dec. 23, 2011 

Advocates
U.S. - So your kid is looking at porn. Now what?, Larry Magid, Dec. 22, 2011 

U.S. – Comments to the FTC Re: COPPA Rule Review, EPIC, Dec. 23, 2011 

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

U.S. – Comments on FTC COPPA Rule Review, Tech Freedom, Dec. 23, 2011 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP