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

News
U.S. - How child predators cover their tracks online, CSO, Mar. 21, 2012 

U.S. - Research on teens and Internet pornography is mixed,  McClatchy/Tribune, Mar. 27, 2012 

U.S. -  Technology can push our crazy buttons, rewire brains, USA Today, Mar. 27, 2012 

Canada - Is there such as thing as Social Network  Addiction Disorder?, Ottawa Citizen, Mar. 28, 2012 

Policy: Legislative, Regulatory, & Legal Developments
U.S. -  Push to strengthen cyber bullying laws, The Today Show, Mar. 30, 2012 

U.K. – Legislation introduced  to block porn at the ISP level unless the customer  asks through an opt-in, Christian Today, Mar. 31, 2012 

U.S. -  Internet dating safety bill passes Illinois House, St. Louis Today, Mar. 29, 2012 

Egypt -  Court bans Internet pornography in Egypt, Los Angeles Times, Mar. 29, 2012

Research
U.K. -  Online Predators Can Groom Children in Eight Minutes, Middlesex University, Mar. 28, 2012 

Advocates
U.S. -  Statement on the FTC’s Final Privacy Report, Common Sense Media, Mar. 26, 2012 

U.S. - What does ’safe’ really look like in a digital age?, Anne Collier, Mar. 27, 2012 

U.S. -  Should School Bullies Face Criminal Punishment?, WebWiseKids, Mar. 29, 2012 

U.S. -  Besides Screen Limitation: Communicating the Dangers, iKeepSafe, Mar. 23, 2012 

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP