The Week in Online Safety, January 31, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

News
U.S.- Google+ Now Open To Teens 13 And Up, Tech Crunch, Jan.  26, 2012 

U.S.- How the Internet Has Become an Outlet for Lonely Teens, The Atlantic, Jan. 24, 2012 

U.S. - Spying On Teens: Is High-Tech Tracking Unfair?, The Huffington Post, Jan. 26, 2012 

U.S.- How Social Health Games Can Make You Trimmer and Fitter, US News, Jan. 26, 2012 

U.S. - Schools attempt to reduce bullying through intervention, programs, Associated Press, Jan. 24, 2012 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
Canada - Privacy commissioner aims to curb risky web behavior, The Globe and Mail, Jan. 24, 2012 

U.S.- Ohio Cyber-Bullying Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk, NPR, Jan. 24, 2012 

Australia - R18+ bill to go before Aussie parliament this February, Gamespot, Jan. 24, 2012 

U.S. - Committee backs anti-bullying bill for Maine schools, Maine Sunday Telegram, Jan. 29, 2011

Advocates
U.S. - Surge in kids’ apps: Parents & providers sorting it out, Anne Collier, Jan. 25, 2012 

U.S. – Number of Registered Sex Offenders in the U.S. Nears Three-quarters of a Million, NCMEC, Jan. 23, 2012 

U.S. - 160,000 Students Stay Home from School Every Day Because of Bullying. Really?, Justin Patchin, Jan. 20, 2012 

 -- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP