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FTC advice on talking with kids about online safety

The FTC’s excellent Internet safety booklet “Net Cetera” The Federal Trade Commission has published an excellent guide for parents about helping kids and teens stay safe and protect their privacy and reputation online and on mobile devices. The booket covers … Continue reading

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Internet safety video could win you $10K

Trend Micro giving away $10,000 to best Internet safety video (credit: Trend Micro) Computer Security firm Trend Micro has an offer for any teen or adult who cares about Internet safety and security and wants to become an award winning … Continue reading

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A Nobel Peace Prize for the Internet?

by Larry Magid It’s an odd concept but there is a movement to nominate “the Internet” for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. There’s even a Web site, InternetForPeace.org, to advocate that the “Nobel Peace Prize should go to the Net. … Continue reading

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by Larry Magid This article initially appeared on CNET News.com Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski laid out the “broadband plan for children and families” Friday at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Referring to children as … Continue reading

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ICANN postpones .xxx decision

At approximately noon Nairobi time (4:30 AM Eastern), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) board voted to postpone any decision about ICM Registry’s bid to offer a .XXX top level domain until its June meeting in Brussels. … Continue reading

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FCC Chaiman outlines kids’ broadband plan

by Larry Magid This article initially appeared on CNET News.com Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski laid out the “broadband plan for children and families” Friday at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. FCC chairman gets help … Continue reading

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Net oversight board to consider .xxx domains

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) board at its meeting Friday will consider a proposal from ICM Registry for adult sites to use the .xxx top-level domain instead of or in addition to .com. This is hardly … Continue reading

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Gay & Lesbian youth likely victims of cyberbullying

A study by Iowa State University researchers Warren Blumenfeld and Robyn Cooper found about half of “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied youths are regular victims of cyberbullying, which causes psychological and emotional distress to victims — producing thoughts … Continue reading

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Will new Cisco router really “forever change the Internet?”

A Cisco subsidiary offers Internet and networking routers starting at under $50 and those Linksys devices are really good at distributing data around a home or office. But companies that are in the business of distributing data within the Internet … Continue reading

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Study identifies strategies for dealing with bullying

by Larry Magid Two studies released this week shed some light on the issue of bullying and, by implication, cyberbullying. One found that bullying is actually on the decline while the other determined that talking with an adult or a … Continue reading

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