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What’ We’re Reading This Week: Twitter’s Dilemma, David Cameron’s Kids on Facebook, Tips for Online Games

 By Lynette Owens

Week of July 29, 2013

To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF

  • Twitter continues to deal with criticism of its actions/inactions in moderating hate speech.
  • The latest developments in the UK pornography filter story reveal that David Cameron will allow his children to have Facebook pages as long as he can monitor them.
  • Anne Collier of Net Family News shares her insights on protecting children online by empowering them to explore on their own and not imposing restrictive rules.
  • RESEARCH: In this book review by Lisa Jones of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, a study across the EU suggests online risks to kids may be lower than you think.
  • PARENT TIPS: Dona Fraser of the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) provides great advice for online gaming.
  • TEACHER TIPS: Are you a teacher on social media? Mashable shares a few tips on how to act on social channels and what resources to use.

See you next week!


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