The Week in Online Safety, January 2, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

News
Australia - Cyber bullying spiraling out of control in schools, The Daily Telegraph, Dec. 31, 2011

U.S. - Internet sexual encounters drop, News on Wall, Dec. 30, 2011 

U.K. - RIM promises new UK parental controls, Mobile News, Dec. 23, 2011 

U.S. - Online pharmacies feed prescription drug abuse, NY Daily News, Dec. 20, 2011 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
India - India Orders Facebook, Google, Yahoo to Remove ‘Anti-Social’ Content, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 24, 2011 

U.S. –Michigan lawmakers hope to tackle "cyber-bullying" in 2012, Michigan Radio, Dec. 26, 2011  

Advocates
U.S. - Microsoft’s ‘So.cl’ networking for students, Anne Collier, Dec. 28, 2011 

U.S. - 360 Year in Review, IKeepSafe, Dec. 30, 2011 

U.S. – Google technology makes reporting child sexual exploitation easier, NCMEC, Dec. 28, 2011 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP