They helpfully train the spotlight on user accountability and potentially give "teeth" to social sites' terms of service as user protection regs.
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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….
After 2 years of negotiating, the social-networking giant and the US's state AGs have reached agreement. Here's what's new and why Texas opted out….
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
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