As the Internet and how young people use it increasingly reflect the breadth and complexity of “real life,” it’s time to rethink how we teach online safety.
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See why it's increasingly important for users that social sites and services have clear, well-enforced Terms of Service.
They helpfully train the spotlight on user accountability and potentially give "teeth" to social sites' terms of service as user protection regs.
Great progress with parental controls – Web filters, number-blocking, etc. – has been made, but technology's not enough. Here's why.
Where teen online behavior's concerned, "accountability" is a more relevant term than "cyberbullying" for parents and educators to use and think about.
The Task Force convened by 49 attorneys general examines age verification, but what would it really accomplish?
The Home Office's guidance is a significant step of progress in online-child-safety consensus-building.
The Byron report, an influential document that has relevance for and hopefully influence on Internet-safety work worldwide
When "free speech" somehow becomes a license to harass and harm…
Teens sharing intimate photos of themselves and peers via cellphones and the Web – for "fun" or for harm – is a growing problem for police and prosecutors….
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- A positive, insightful new book for schools on bullying
- Students called heroes in this 6th-grade class
- In the face of school violence, what do we default to?
- Popularity: The other kind of vulnerability
- FB & Oculus VR: The potential of a virtual-reality platform
- What’s (importantly) different about Snapchat
- We ‘like’ faces in social media: Study
- Yik Yak update: How the app came to geo-fence off US schools
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ feature: What you need to know
- Identity theft a problem from cradle to grave — Kids most vulnerable
- How to protect your family from Heartbleed security flaw (slideshow)
- Beware of Heartbleed inspired phishing scams
- Are sites you use vulnerable to Heartbleed security flaw?
- Microsoft ends support of Windows XP: Machines highly vulnerable to security risks
- The evolution of online safety: Lessons learned over 20 years
- Safety through mindfulness: Watch ‘The Science of Character’