Welcome to the Net Family Newsletter, published in partnership with SafeKids.com. This is an index to issues of our weekly newsletter for 2004. For previous years: complete archives of 2003, 2002, 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. 17 Tool for foiling phishers; Xmas-greeting worm!; P2P ethics in school; Google & young researchers; Young Canadians online; Net crimes against kids; Parents & video games; Reporting child porn; IM-ing in AZ; Tracking teens driving.... Dec. 10 Readers write: Parent-teacher *e*-conferences, Beware Neopets chat, etc.; Study - PCs harming learning; Podcasting; Musicians on P2P; Help from ISPs expected; E-cheating in Korea; IM viruses; Newest search approach; Teacher on video games; MSN Spaces.... Dec. 3 Family PC - backlash coming?; Get another patch!; Top 10 Xmas films; Tech replacing toys?; Kids 2-11 active on the Web; TheFaceBook.com; AOL's PC security reviewed; Child porn sent to Oz schools; Parent-teacher *e*-conferences.... Nov. 26 '10 worst video games'; Combining free and fee in P2P; Net porn compared to cocaine; Shopping for a family PC; Popular teens, marketers' dream; Snagging young cell-phoners in India; Don't get phished!; $64k Q for online kids.... Nov. 19 Kid-tested, parent-approved video games; Other gift guides; Families shopping for tech; MPAA's 'favor' to parents; RIAA's new round; $14.95 for peace of mind?; Good idea for picture phones; Tech engages students; Tracking students.... Nov. 12 Net music's next step; Baby blogger's comment; Beware Bofra virus!; MSN's cool search tool; Canada's anti-bullying week; Halo 2's debut; Moms gamers too!; Missing school PCs?; Baby blogs; 'Mobile [phone] clubbing'.... Nov. 5 Spyware defined; Burning cell-phone Qs answered; Torrent of file-sharing; Film-sharers sued too; Good anti-spam news; Taking teens beyond text; Juice Box, not juke box; Concert on a phone.... Oct. 29 Kids' self-victimization online; A dad on 'God sims'; Fairies top Halloween picks; Families' PC struggle; Porn on phone screens; Apples on teen wish lists?; The littlest gamers; Central filtering in Oz; E-rate & unconnected AK schools.... Oct. 22 Calling young Webmasters!; Parent's-eye-view of desktop search; Cyberbullying more harmful to kids; UK parents on kids' Net safety; Vote next week?!; Home computing trend; K2K - better test scores; Gamers as future star workers?.... Oct. 15 The IM life of middle-schoolers, Part 3: Home tech options; 7 new critical patches!; Desktop search; Supreme Court nixes RIAA case; P2P-ers underground; Teens on screens; Net predators; Japan's Net suicide tragedy; 'HIPSchools' helps students.... Oct. 8 The IM life of middle-schoolers, Part 2: A school's role; Anti-P2P carrot & stick; Gaming an addiction?; A global gaming competition; E-rate on hold; EarthLink - too much spyware; Hip data storage; New search tool Clusty.... Oct. 1 The IM life of middle-schoolers, Part 1: The home front; A mom on IM impersonations; Congress after pirates; For young critical thinkers; Beware IM virus; Non-stranger danger; E-books for needy kids; RateMyTeachers.com; 4-H site by kids.... Sept. 24 Check out the game ratings!; Family P2P policymaking; Net searching's better; Libraries 'cooler'; Norway to block child porn; Spyware, adware; Games for phones; Tunes via IM; Phishers smarter; Teen hacker hired; New CA P2P law.... Sept. 17 Legal online music; Toward a family P2P policy; Important new patch; Yet another virus; Fending off zombie-dom; Penn. child-porn law thrown out; Digital cheating; Tablet PCs at school; More girl gamemakers.... Sept. 10 Cybersocializing, cyberbullying; Mobile phones & porn; Teen-only PC; Video-game history; Pro-anorexia sites; Teen hackers' exploits; Text hotline for UK teens; Update on filters in libraries.... Sept. 3 Over-the-transom resources for families; Grownup IM-ers catching up; Youth covered the convention; Freshest Apple; Kids 'n' cell phones; Uncle Sam's PCs hijacked; How to phone online; Whole city wi-fi'd?!; Even kids can be 'phishers'.... Aug. 27 PC back-ups important!; Self-published child porn; 'Don't talk to strangers' doesn't work; IM-ers get 'spim'; P2P deterrents, incentives; Filters or laws?; Hate site in Oz; Anti-P2P momentum; Beware strange site; Cell-phone scatterbrains.... Aug. 20 Child's IM loss, parent's PC nightmare; MS's big patch; File-sharing milestone; Free iPods?!; Breaking up online; NetNanny failed; A parent's college-shopping; Korea & Oz on porn; Class discussion by blog; More porn in summer spam.... July 30 'My daughter's Xanga'; Kids & politics, online/offline; This week's worm; Kids gambling online; File-sharers to be 'unmasked'; Oz porn watchdog has no bite; Too young for tech?; Phones tracking kids; SK gov yanks teen site; Games & girls.... July 23 'Parents underestimate online risks' - study; Kid Net-safety tools; BT's scary child-porn stats; Web - teen source for sex ed; iPods for students; Next-gen P2P; Browser options; IM-ing teen athletes; Spammer started at 14; Broadband families.... July 16 What if our PC's a zombie?!; File-sharing's up; Graphic images online; Xanga and other hangouts; Blogging's numbers; 1 very illegal summer job; MI kids' do-not-email list; Kid-tracking; Spyware security issue; On hackers; Video game camp.... July 9 New family PC risks, Part 2 - Online games!; Patch that Win PC; Spyware & an 8-yr-old; Teen romance online; More gamers online; P2P gambling; School tech tidbits; Cell phone injures teen; Controlling kid TV viewing.... July 2 New family PC risks, Part 1 - Web sites!; COPA still undecided; New online game includes virtual rape; Camera phone backlash; Brits tackle Net plagiarism; Cyberbullying on the rise in Oz; Ethical hacking degree.... June 25 Moms' online-safety measures, praise for kids' ed-tech toy; New round of P2P lawsuits; Hollywood seeks bootleggers; Kids confused about Net risks; Family-friendly phones; Kids - smartest phone users - study; Phone-enhanced sleep-overs; Librarians.... June 18 Rethinking 'stranger danger' - Part 2; Taking on Web hate; Cool games on cell phones; Dublin to protect young cell-phone users; Finding Nemo on PCs; Blocking P2P in high school; Teen convicted for eBay scam; Harry Potter creator's home page.... June 11 Rethinking 'stranger danger' for teens, Part 1; BT to block child porn; Net-enhanced 'learning'; International police patrol chat; Marketing to teens online; Teen's easy summer job; Leapster - for parents or kids?... June 4 Online safety in US homes - a snapshot; 'Friends with benefits'; Net blamed in Tokyo school killing; IM has grown up; World's 299 million home Net users; The tool of anonymity; Credit card firms drops online porn biz; Better shooter game.... May 28 File-sharing realities for families; Latest P2P news & resources; Porn spam still not labeled; Google, Yahoo, etc.; Earliest adopters; Teens' close encounters; 'Drugs' in online games; Mac security patch flawed.... May 21 WebSafeCrackerz.com for teens; A mom on cell-phone controls; Parents unconcerned - study; Girl's photos published on Net; What worries young file-sharers; Porn spam at school; Oz blocks kid access to phone porn; Easier PC recycling to come?... May 14 Kids and Net porn - moms' accounts; Sasser kid did it for mom?; Daughter's blog; Web hate growth; Educator's view on cyberbullying; Firewall flaw; 22m US teen Net users; P2P risks; iTune prices up; Video and online game news.... May 7 Kids, cell phones, and parental controls; Sasser didn't need email; 140 on Chelsie's buddy list; P2P networks fight child porn; Teen tech habits; Laptops not textbooks; Net-based plagiarism; Next step for tune-swapping?; Sony's music service.... April 30 Kids checking out porn with image searches; Voices of reason on Gmail; Google's IPO; More file-sharers sued; Cheaper music from Russia; iTunes birthday; New IM wars; Wireless keypads in class; Teacher's-eye-view of blogs; Chatnannies update.... April 23 Childnet's young Web-sters: What the world is coming to; 'Dial-up's just fine'; Fresh patches; Latest on hate sites; Games with conscience; CyberTipline adds feature; Amazon's search engine; Picture phones & 'moblogs'; FTC on porn spam.... April 9 Fresh online-safety options for families; Gmail flak/Google big picture; Gaming on steroids; Copyright respect & parents; Apple patch; Latest phish tactics; Spammer arrests; US's 'most unwired' places; Google, Yahoo nix gambling ads.... April 2 A parent & Net expert on limits to kid privacy; Home is where kids' tech is; 'P2P doesn't hurt CD sales'; P2P lawsuits go international; Google's gmail; Porn spim on the rise; Opt-in phone porn in UK; Kid Web developers; Italian teens vs. Cisco.... March 26 Beware sports trips - Det. Williams's Tip No. 7; Web red-light district in the works; Euro parents on Net risks to kids; More RIAA lawsuits; Kids teach parents piracy; Spam eats into email trust; People lie less online?; Cyberstalking a crime in WA.... March 19 'Check out summer camps' Internet policies' - Det. Williams's Tip No. 6; Kids' cell-phone safety; 'Chatnannies'; 4 new worms; 75% of US connected; Phatbot virus+; US on e-gambling; 'Mamma' search; New local Google; Breaking up virtually.... March 12 Kid's-eye-view of parents' Net restrictions; 'Parents, know your kids' screen names' - Det. Williams's Tip No. 5; EC's $61m for Net safety; Spam suits; Alcohol sites & kids; US/UK to fight violent sex sites; IM security; Web's personality tests.... March 5 'Don't let your kids have your master screen name' - Tip No. 4; Dot-kids - sloooow start; COPA back at Supreme Court; Web, the people's medium; Filtering spam; Getting 'spimmed'; Net plagiarism; Trash-talking code writers; File-sharing foil.... February 27 'What your child is doing at that computer may not always be homework!' - Tip No. 3; 'Compensated dating' in Japan; Global anti-child porn raids; How Google changed our lives; Push-button PC backup; 24-hour P2P protest; 'Game studies'.... February 20 Det. Bob Williams's basic Net safety Tip No. 2; A subscriber on her family's P2P policy; RIAA sues 531 file-sharers; Mom sues back; Beware 'T' video game rating; IM 'virus'; Porn on cell phones; Good video cam for teens?; File-sharing anonymity.... February 13 Basic Net safety at home - tips from Det. Bob Williams; Digital ID for kids?; 'Stranger danger' & UK's youngest chatters; Virus protection for 'cheapskates'; 'MyDoom' to 'DoomJuice'; Apply the new critical patch; Whitehouse.com for sale; 99-cent silence.... February 6 The growing 'cyberbullying' problem; J & J's Super Bowl stunt; What's known about MyDoom writer; AOL's new teen service; Milestone P2P case; Porn on kids' cell phones; UK teen hacker spotlights US vulnerability; Charter virtual schools.... January 30 Bigger picture on file-sharing; The nightmarish MyDoom; Virus alerts from US gov; US's new porn spam rule; P2P companies: 'Can't block porn'; School laptops for better writers?; Teen political pundit/blogger; eBay sellers need to spell well.... January 23 Teen subscriber: 'kids *like* file-sharing risks'!; UK mobile phone cos. nix porn for kids; Cybercafe curb for Tokyo teens?; Spam filters' downside; Euro kids prefer Net games to music; Child-pornographer flypaper?; How to beat email scams.... January 16 A tech-literate dad on file-sharing; Teens' blog life; Blogs & politics; Net use in 14 countries; Canada's online-safety program; Cell-phone monitoring for parents; Yahoo IM security; The Net and child porn; Parent-school digital divide.... January 9 IM risks & tips for parents; Instant parent-child messages; One family's no-pirated music rule; File-sharing's down; Teaching kids media literacy; Move over, browser; Spam still flows; More trouble for Grand Theft Auto; VoIP's hot for '04....
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