The Week in Online Safety, February 13, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

U.S. - Safer Internet Day focuses on Netsafety f or families, CNET, Feb. 7, 2012 

U.S. -  DSM-5, the new mental illness ‘bible,’ may list Internet addiction among illnesses, NY Daily News, Feb. 11, 2012 

Australia -  Parental stalking online 'unwise', The Age, Feb. 7, 2012 

U.S. -  Social Creeping: Parents need to know that their kids may be posting more using their phone than they think, NBC, Feb. 10, 2012 

Australia -  Girls speak of cyber bullying hell, Courier Mail, Feb. 7, 2012 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
U.K. -  David Cameron: Safer Internet Day 'is a personal priority', The Telegraph, Feb. 12, 2012 

Australia - R18+ video games set to get the nod in Australia, Herald Sun, Feb. 14, 2012 

U.S. – West Virginia Bill would crack down on ‘sexting’ by minors, Register-Herald, Feb. 11, 2012 

Australia - Protecting our children on the internet - ThinkUKnow campaign, International News, Feb. 7, 2012

Research
U.K. - Revealed: How parents control children’s access to adult media, Parent Port, Feb. 7. 2012 

Advocates
U.S. -  Advancing digital literacy in the US, Anne Collier, Feb. 7, 2012 

U.K. -  Young people look to their parents for internet safety support, Child Net, Feb. 7, 2012 

U.K. - Today - 7 February 2012 - is Safer Internet Day!, InSafe, Feb. 7, 2012 

U.S. -  Safer Internet Day: Teachers Connecting Generations Through Technology, iKeepSafe, Feb. 7, 2012 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP