After retiring from Arizona’s superior court in 2008, former judge Tom Jacobs began a site called askthejudge.info to help teens understand legal issues. Below, he applies his expertise to the issue of cyberbullying and its possible legal consequences.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Grudgingly, young people finally flock to Twitter
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Do you know your Facebook from your YouTube? Your Nintendo Wii from your PSP? Getting involved with your child’s digital world is a key part of parenting in the 21st century.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The anti-bullying forces tried to work with the bullies and the victims. Now they’re targeting the bystanders.
Certain subjects make self-righteous parents of us all: our children thinking they are doing homework when in reality the text messages are flying, the Internet browsers are open, the video is streaming, the loud rock music is blaring on the turntable — oh, wait, sorry, that last one was our parents complaining about us.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Students, experts link offline risks with Net safety
by Larry Magid
WASHINGTON--When the Online Safety and Technology Working Group, established via the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act, last week held a meeting at the U.S. Department of Commerce to discuss how to best protect kids online, members may not have been expecting to talk so much about offline behavior.
The 29-person panel, which includes representatives of Internet companies, academia, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies appointed in April by U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration, offered recommendations ranging from self-protection to cyberbullying prevention. The common themes: exhibiting the same self-awareness and outward sensitivity online as you would offline, and proactively counseling youth exhibiting risky offline behavior.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
October marks the sixth annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security. The theme for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2009 is “Our Shared Responsibility” to reinforce the message that all computer users, not just industry and government, have a responsibility to practice good “cyber hygiene” and to protect themselves and their families at home, at work and at school.
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