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“YouNow” – Kids enjoy it but it could turn out to be Every Parent’s Nightmare!

20 Feb, 2015   | by:

YouNow is a website that went live in the US in 2011 and just came to Switzerland and the rest of the German-speaking world in 2014. It allows its users to broadcast themselves online via their webcam wherever they are and whenever they want. More…

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Controversy around Cyberbullying Law in Illinois

26 Jan, 2015   | by:

A by now much discussed piece of state legislation in the US has made it to European news. The Guardian reports that the new controversial law in Illinois would ask children to reveal their Facebook passwords if the school has reasonable cause to believe that a student has broken the school’s social media policy. Under the legislation the school has the right to this request even if an incident took place outside of school premises and after school hours. Some school officials report that the media has largely exaggerated the controversy around the law, as Illinois schools had some of these powers already. You can read more here and here.

 

 

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