Monday, March 29, 2010

Washington Post, Media Planet offer insert on cybersecurity; playing devil's advocate on how to meet cyberbullying

Helen A.S. Popkin has an interesting perspective on MSNBC way back on May 15, 2009, “Cyberbullying laws won’t save your children; Luddite lawmakers continue to confuse their principles with the mediu,” link here. People have a right to be mean (or live out an inborn "mean streak", maybe), as long as they don’t cross the line, and there have always been plenty of ways to do it. She makes a lot of points about Columbine and similar tragedies in the piece.

The Washington Post today (Monday March 29) has a special insert booklet, an Independent Supplement from Media Planet, “Cybersecurity: Your Guide to Protecting Yourself Online”. I could not find the insert online. Sometimes you really need to buy a paper copy of something.

Most of the articles were very high level and follow the tone of advice often given before. On p. 8 there was a brief article on how social networking sites can attract crime.

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