Welcome to the Net Family Newsletter, published in partnership with SafeKids.com. This is an index to issues of our weekly newsletter for 2002. For previous years: complete archives of 2001, 2000, 1999, and an index of this newsletter's predecessor, the monthly newsletter we published in 1997 and '98 as The Sage Letter (please be advised that some of the links in previous years' issues will no longer work). Here is the current year's archive.
Dec. 20 Playing at life, online; Grand Theft Auto, good but bad; Google, Lycos look back at 2002; Huge child porn sting in UK; CyberTipline's 100,000 marker; 'Online posse' gets the crook; Teen power in digital age; Student tech support.... Dec. 13 Calibrated filtering - new study helpful to parents; The lexicon of 'Gen IM'; Dating with IM; The dot-kids crucial Q; Teen phone chat risks; Kiddie cell phones?; TiVo for better children's TV?; 'Puter games for small fry.... Dec. 6 Teen murdered by a man met in chat; Virtual holiday shopping - for kids & techies of all ages; Online in US high schools; Dot-kids signed into law; Library banned own Web site; An e-greeting links to porn; Stiffest sentence yet; Emailing Santa.... Nov. 22 Final 'Family Tech' column; Dot-kids - the view from a kids' Web publisher; Moms 'n' dads online study; Kids' own online library; No teen shopping at AOL; Tobacco sales online; Test prep for lower-income students; 655 million by 2003.... Nov. 15 Parents & online smut: Lower tolerance?; Supreme Court & library filtering; Downside to online dating; Virtual vs. traditional school; Sex in video games; Web's credibility problem; Teens 'n' phones; Desktop movies?... Nov. 8 Easier than a VCR; Cheap high-speed access; Backing up files; A parent on filtering that works for her family; E-rate's 1st 2 years; Library filtering to Supreme Court; UK police email kids a rape alert; Marketing to 'pirates'; Is Wi-Fi for you?... Nov. 1 New online-safety solutions!; New file-sharing app good and bad; Online dating's hot; Japan's e-dating nos.; COPA arguments again; Girl Guides & Net safety; Organizing info overload; ICQ & AIM 'talk'?; PS2 the winner; PowerUP shuts down.... Oct. 25 AOL's new safety bot, MSN's Disney friends; E-note-taking; Halloween helpers on the Web; Bush on kids' Net safety; Failed Net attack; Dueling versions 8.0; SeniorNet for tech literacy; Pedophiles in child-related jobs; iVillage to be an ISP.... Oct. 11 The kids-vs.-civil liberties Net dilemma; 'Growing with Media' - new resource for parents; How to stop Bugbear; Child age-verification flaws; File-swappers beware; New music 'portal'; Politics affecting kids.... Oct. 4 Virus alert!; MP3 players for the family; Broadband too?; Net access in US public schools; Child porn raids in Europe; Controversial new Kazaa; Gory games banned in St. Louis; 'ICQ Lite'; 'eMentoring'; Iraqis online.... Sept. 27 Dewie the turtle & home cybersecurity; A yes to filtering at school; UK parents unimpressed with filters; ISP blocks child-porn access; 'Internet English'; Automated child-porn detection; MIT for free; Jon Bon Jovi's good idea.... Sept. 20 Teen child pornographer; 'Cybersecurity' at home; Tech-fluent u. students; Plagiarism Down Under; Schools against filtering; Porn file-sharing at Napster?; Child models on the Web; Future of e-games; Cheaters banned.... Sept. 13 'DO IT' - a plan for quality content; E-memorials; First look at dot-kids space; Net-fueled secret society; Online journals; Hacker monikers; Answers for sale; Teen experts' good point;Stock market lessons; What to do with pedophiles.... Sept. 6 Cybertipline's new area of help for online kids; Remembering 9/11; Net literacy - teachers vs. students; BeSafeOnline.org; Beware 'PC rooms'; Educators on CIPA; Anti-spam groups push FTC; Napster, Madster no longer; Filtering in Australia.... August 30 Accessible parents; Family photo-editing; Family computer maintenance; Focus: Net's underbelly; Peak season for term-paper sales; Child sex crimes in Japan; Tough distance-learning lessons; Net-distributed composing.... August 23 Desktops or laptops for college?; Back-to-school tech stories; Digital generation; IM-ers' tools; UK schools & SMS bullying; LAN parties everywhere; Email etiquette; Net a 'moral-free zone'?; IWF to publish pedo list; 'Sex ed' on the Net?.... August 2 Insights into online teens' world: Survey of research; Web’s impact on libraries; ACLU vs. N2H2; Teen pedophiles victims too?; Responsibility on UK schools’ shoulders?; BBC privacy primer…. .... July 26 Careful look at high-tech investment 'helpers'; Euro kids' exposure to porn; Net games update; Connecting Africa's kids; Parent activism in Chile; Leaping the divide; Student hacker ups own grades; College library sites popular; E-job-seeking hot.... July 19 Canning spam - latest resources; Students & 'Net thinking'; Saudi filtering; The popular Whyville.net; Hate mongers' confusion tactics; Net filtering company's graphic marketing; UK users' privacy risk; Net way of life in UK.... July 12 Net music & cell phone smarts; Anti-piracy 'curriculum'; Terrorism on Web; Still a digital divide; 'Cam girls' vulnerable?; Crackdown on 'model' sites; Singapore parents want tougher laws; Blow to e-gambling; Global Iranian village.... July 5 Child-friendly Web searching - News, tools, tips for safe searching; Record companies to sue individuals; Worm disguised as music file; Multi-national police raid; Free email accounts; South African township to get connected.... June 28 Web as tool for finding summer fun; New privacy-ed game; Web ratings' new teeth; Revised virtual-child-porn law; CIPA to Supreme Court; Online-safety-law primer; CARU & Microsoft; Broadband users; Gambling sites target kids.... June 21 New e-virus carrier; 'Where are the girls in the games?'; Mom's-eye-view on library filtering (librarians' views too); SMS translation service; Iranian women's blogs; Profile of a filtering critic; Cliffs Notes online; Email hoax update.... June 14 First Amendment v. children?; Protecting privacy online; School filtering -* your* views wanted; Net governance scrutinized; IM-ing at school; Library that still filters; Soccer central; Music file-swappers beware; The other kind of Web surfer.... June 7 IM gets more usable; New study on school tech; CIPA decision & schools; Euro findings on filtering; Telling virtual from real?; New porn-reporting site; Site for aspiring engineers; 'Porn-napping' update; Kids teaching parents.... May 31 CIPA overturned; 'Spy cams'; PC security; 'Family albums'; Writing wills online; Family-friendly search engine; 'Mousetrapper' shut down; Pedophiles exposed; More time with email than kids; India's young cybercafe society.... May 24 Online teen tragedy in Connecticut; Quick dot-kids action 'related'; Our view on dot-kids; Police teaching parents; Health info on the Web; Online hate; Legal 'clip art'; Tech for thinking kids; Teen screen language; Napster revived.... May 17 Supreme Court on COPA; Words for Congress; Computer monitor help; Teen barred from IMs; Digital music update; Napster no longer; Major ed-tech study; UK schools to email parents; E-dating; Australia ISPs must offer filtering.... May 10 A grandmother asks about children's rights vs. pornographers'; Moms online more than teens; IM security flaw; Art or porn?; Net-connected kiosks help in UK; Young porn offenders; Distance learning's lessons; 'Link rot'.... May 3 Major report on Net porn & children; iMacs, eMacs, Pixters; Transportation e-information; Virtual-child-porn law, Take 2; Talking with thumbs; Klez Qs answered; Email scams; Student privacy; Safe e-playground really needed? April 26 Old friend/new friend KidFu.com; Online kids' privacy progress; Virus advice; UK pedophile raids; Home PC invaders; CyberTipline milestone; UK kids' online hotline; China No. 2; Computer recycling.... April 19 US Supreme Court on 'virtual child porn'; Kids' 'Nobel Prizes' announced; Free email update; Children's Web prefs; US kids' cell-phone use rising; Beware e-bullying; Monitoring IMs; Japanese teens & dating sites; Honoring Earth.... April 12 Extraordinary Web designers of all ages; 'Dot-kids' advances; 'Generation IM'; 'Legal child porn'?; Wire-free classrooms; Pop-up downloads; E-citizenship; Color-blind Net?; Senior surfers; Sort of open source.... March 29 New Australian study on 14 filters' effectiveness; CIPA on trial; Some great Web sites; Hate filter updated; Caring chat room?!; Whither Net users' rights; Swords to plowshares, 21st century-style; 'Digital literacy essential'; Net 'addiction'.... March 22 We can help fight child porn, too; Upgrading to a new PC; New tool for teaching online safety; Subscribers in monitoring kids' IMs; Net child porn ring cracked; New filtering tool; How IM users are used; Handhelds in the classroom.... March 15 A mom's IM-monitoring story; Reader's religious view of filtering; Half a billion online at home; 'Digital divide' refined; 'Google-bombing'; Universities resigned to file-swapping; PA ISPs; SAT scores online; Netscape tracks you; Wi-Fi, when? .... March 8 Dot-kids could happen; High-tech help for weight loss; Filtering flaws: Filtering company's view and counterpoint, Advice for parents; The *next* Net?; Teen's site about freshman girls; Surfers getting serious; Schools teaching online; Virtual shoplifting.... March 1 Filtering's *other* flaw; Digital-photo black hole; Girl Scout survey of teens & Net sex; Popcorn site & kids' privacy; Pro-anorexia sites; Hateful video games; File-trading setback?; Spam crackdown; IM privacy risks.... Feb. 8 Handhelds for school; Olympics on the Web; Tools for teaching kids constructive Net use; Online Americans; Canadian families online; How file-sharing is used to distribute porn; Cyber Patrol over-filters?; Identity theft help.... Feb. 1 Police officer's update on kids' online safety; Teens' top communications tool; How child-porn biz works; Terrorism e-encyclopedia; Fast-connecting's downside; Black History Month resource; School laptops struggles; Teen's home raided.... Jan .25 Net-mom's newest book; TV-filtering tech; KaZaA, Aimster & other Net-music news; ID theft; Web's languages; China's Net developments; UK online kids wising up; 'Surf's up' for US women; Guide for after-school tech.... Jan .18 Honoring Martin Luther King; Girl Games - Expert's update; E-rate's 5th birthday; From music to video piracy; UK online-safety update; Teen e-tail market; Asia's wireless youth; Filtering for TV.... Jan .11 Paper invitations with software; Whether to monitor kids; Via Childnet - great sites by and/or for kids; More broadband woes; Borders in cyberspace; The iMac; MSN on child porn; Library filtering on the rise; 2001's Top 10 school tech storie; Teens charge..... Jan .4 Family Tech 2002; High-speed Net service struggles; Young online pirates; Child porn spam increasing; Tech and the new ed law; 'Religion surfers'; Online-safety ads in UK theaters; Ed + tech = toys....
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