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The Week in Online Safety, January 16, 2012

The Week in Online Safety, January 16, 2012

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The Week in Online Safety, January 16, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

News
U.S. - Safeguarding a Child’s Mobile Device From Pornography, The New York Times, Jan. 11, 2012 

U.S. - The Many Benefits, for Kids, of Playing Video Games, Psychology Today, Jan. 7, 2012 

U.K. - Sexting culture sparks explosion of casual sex among Britain's teenagers, Daily Mail, Jan. 13, 2012 

U.S. - Worrying Less About Teens, Texting and Social Media, The New York Times, Jan. 9, 2012 

U.S. - Parents on Facebook: To friend or not to friend?, ZDNet, Jan. 12, 2012

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
U.K. - Twitter 'failing' on child abuse, Ceop watchdog warns, BBC News, Jan. 11, 2012 

Australia - Federal Government launches new anti-bullying website following death of schoolgirl, News.AU, Jan. 13, 2012 

S. Korea - The Country That Shut Down Xbox Live for Kids, Kotaku, Jan. 11, 2012 

Australia - Schoolchildren from across the state to launch cyberbullying lawsuits, Herald Sun, Jan. 14, 2012 

Research
China - Abnormal White Matter Integrity in Adolescents with Internet Addiction Disorder, Plos One, Jan. 11, 2012 

U.S. - One in Ten Parents Online, Around the World Say Their Child Has Been Cyberbullied, Ipsos, Jan. 11, 2012 

Advocates
U.S. - Why Do We Always Sell the Next Generation Short?, Adam Thierer, Jan. 12, 2012 

U.K. - UKCCIS evidence group page launched on the UK Safer Internet Centre site, Jan. 9, 2012 

U.S. - FOSI and ictQATAR Collaborate to Promote Online Safety in the Middle East, FOSI, Jan. 10, 2012 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

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