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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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Tech first aid for ’08 & onward

What families – we all – need to be working on for online youth's well-being going forward

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Social networkers’ age verification

It just wouldn't work, according to experts and mounting evidence. Here's why.

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Abduction by online predators rare

Contrary to what some people might imply, most kids who become victims of online sex predators are groomed not abducted.

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