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2 key US court actions involving MySpace

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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What mobile carriers need to do for youth

Great progress with parental controls – Web filters, number-blocking, etc. – has been made, but technology's not enough. Here's why.

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Toward solving ‘cyberbullying’

Where teen online behavior's concerned, "accountability" is a more relevant term than "cyberbullying" for parents and educators to use and think about.  

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Age verification doesn’t solve all problems

The Task Force convened by 49 attorneys general examines age verification, but what would it really accomplish?

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UK government’s guidelines for social sites

The Home Office's guidance is a significant step of progress in online-child-safety consensus-building.

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Milestone Net-safety view from the UK

The Byron report, an influential document that has relevance for and hopefully influence on Internet-safety work worldwide

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JuicyCampus: Haven for cyberbullies

When "free speech" somehow becomes a license to harass and harm…

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Naked photo-sharing trend: Youth officer’s view

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….

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‘Growing Up Online’: Good for the discussion!

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….

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MySpace & 49 attorneys general

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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