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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Can You Go to Jail for Cyberbullying?

Can You Go to Jail for Cyberbullying?

After retiring from Arizona’s superior court in 2008, former judge Tom Jacobs began a site called to help teens understand legal issues. Below, he applies his expertise to the issue of cyberbullying and its possible legal consequences.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Protecting your family on Mobiles and the Internet | Vodafone Parents' Guide

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

Anti-bullying forces are targeting the bystanders - The Boston Globe

The anti-bullying forces tried to work with the bullies and the victims. Now they’re targeting the bystanders.

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18 and Under - Texting, Surfing, Studying? -

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.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Students, experts link offline risks with Net safety | Safe and Secure - CNET News

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.

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