See why it's increasingly important for users that social sites and services have clear, well-enforced Terms of Service.
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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….
From PBS's Frontline, a portrayal of teen online lives that's thought-provoking and accurate and thus important fuel for the public discussion on online safety….
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- New Facebook policy targets guns, other regulated items
- Google’s new learning tool that learns
- The flap over Talking Angela the chatbot app
- About the worldwide ‘selfie’ phenomenon
- How technology will improve the well-being of young adults
- Calling our children narcissists on ‘a sociopathic scale’: Really!?
- Nothing complicated about this: Read ‘It’s Complicated’!
- Teens’ own (wise) perspectives on life with social media
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Smartphones that promise user privacy
- Author danah boyd on why teens and social media are ‘complicated’
- Security experts at RSA decry government hacking
- In defense of Internet safety education
- ‘Neknominate’ is a stupid and potentially deadly online dare game
- Confessions of a binge viewer
- People who suffer from so-called ‘game addiction’ have other problems
- U.S. Safer Internet Day focused on potential, positives and problems too