The Online Safety & Technology Working Group, the first such national-level task force of the Obama administration, is well into the 12 months’ work the law that formed it asked us to do (here’s the text of the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act signed into law last fall). ConnectSafely.org co-director Larry Magid, who leads the subcommittee about online-safety education, just published a summary of last week’s meeting in CBSNEWS.com – our second meeting (the first, kick-off, meeting was last June). [Disclosure: I am a co-chair of the Working Group.]
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- What are we really seeing in the social media fishbowl?
- Spoiler alert: Kid loves teaching Twitter to Dad
- At the IGF: Youth participation = greater youth e-safety
- Enabling peer protection: Knowledge is empowerment
- Millennials’ changing social media use: Survey
- Heard of Twitch? Amazon has!
- Dealing with the nasties online
- Leadership in bullying prevention and so much more
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- High school kids show strong support for First Amendment
- UN bringing child rights into the digital age
- IGF attendees complain about censorship in Turkey while some advocate it for youth
- Internet Governance Forum topics include human rights, network neutrality and child protection
- Protecting children online needs to allow for their right to free speech
- It’s time for schools to upgrade both technology and pedagogy
- Why Google (and Facebook) should admit kids under 13
- As Ferguson struggles, Georgia teens create app to rate police departments