Judith Rogg

published Online Harms Material in Resources 2023-01-29 21:11:00 -0800

Online Harms Reference/Research

RESEARCH AND REFERENCE MATERIAL RE SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE HARMS


COURTESY OF SOCIALMEDIAHARMS.ORG


Socialmediaharms.org has vetted over 180 peer-reviewed research/reference articles in the following areas.  Additionally it has an extensive library of news articles regarding online harms.  Socialmediaharms.org has been gracious to partner with Erik's Cause and allow us to share links to its extensive research.

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published Online Harms 2023-01-29 21:06:42 -0800

Online Harms

RESEARCH AND REFERENCE MATERIAL RE SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE HARMS


COURTESY OF SOCIALMEDIAHARMS.ORG


Socialmediaharms.org has vetted over 180 peer-reviewed research/reference articles in the following areas.  Additionally it has an extensive catalog of news articles regarding online harms.  Socialmediaharms.org has been gracious to partner with Erik's Cause and allow us to share links to its extensive research.

Click on any of the below links to be redirected to their extensive library of reference material:


Research/References:


published Advocacy 2023-01-27 17:05:31 -0800

Legislative Advocacy Efforts

COALITIONS ARE VITAL TO ENACT LAWS
THAT WILL KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE!

A list of other activist organizations and groups can be found HERE:  

The revelations from 2021's Congressional Hearings and whistleblower testimony has been eye-opening with respect to the devastation that unfettered Big Tech has wrecked upon our kids in almost every aspect of their lives.  While prevention education remains our primary focus, we recognize the need for legislation to reign in Big Tech's stranglehold on our kids and influencing every aspect of their lives.

To that end, we have aligned primarily with Fairplay for Kids and Parents-Together, two non-profits dedicated to improving the lives of children.  Erik's Cause members also volunteer to participate in Fairplay's Online Harms sub-group dedicated to advocating for a safer online experience for kids.

Some of our participation includes:

  • 2022, May:  Parents-Together (together with Avaaz.org) hosted a group of parents to San Francisco and Silicon Valley to meet with representatives of various tech companies in addition to meeting with various state and federal legislators in order to tell our stories and help move California to enact the California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (A.B. 2273) on August 30, 2022. This act was signed by Governor Newsom in September 2022 (to take effect 2024) and will compel online platforms to proactively assess the privacy and protection of children in the design of any digital product or service that they offer. 
    (Note:  In December 2022 a coalition of Big Tech companies has sued the State of California questioning the constitutionality of this new law.  Updates as they occur.)
  • 2022, November:  Fairplay and Parents-Together hosted a group of parents to go to Washington DC where we met with various senators, congresspeople, FTC commissioners and WH aides in order to promote the inclusion of the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) into the end-of-year Omnibus bill.  While KOSA did not make it into the bill, we made quite an impact throughout the halls of Congress.  Plans are in the works to re-introduce a version of KOSA this new legislative session and we plan to make our voices heard again.

MORE TO COME ... :)

 

 


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commented on Home 2018-09-19 11:26:45 -0700 · Flag
Hi Robin,
This is Judy Rogg, Director of Erik’s Cause. You ask an excellent question. To piggy-back onto Mark Cernekee’s comment, there is a process called a psychological autopsy during which the police do a deep dive into the intent of the victim.
Although the physical evidence of a choking game death may look similar to a suicide, it is the intent that is key, and a full investigation into the history of the victim is what helps to show intent. But these take a lot of time and many police departments do not have the resources to devote to this; they rush to a decision based on the physical evidence which does not show intent. Still, sadly, many coroners ignore the investigator reports that uncover evidence of playing this “game,” citing the physical evidence only. Both of these issues lead to misclassification of many choking game deaths as suicide.
Please see the document on our Downloads page called “Suicide or Choking Game – Getting it Right!” I can also email you more info about the psychological autopsy if you want.

commented on For Kids 2014-07-16 08:17:10 -0700 · Flag
Kids just don’t know that it’s not safe and don’t think it thru like most adults would. With tons of online videos posted by other kids telling them it’s totally safe, they believe the other kids and don’t check it out before trying it. Seems simple for an adult, but kids’ brains aren’t fully developed yet to think it thru.

commented on News 2013-07-11 22:49:27 -0700 · Flag
Thank you Linda. Unfortunately there are even more news stories from the past but frequently news articles get deleted from their source and the stories are no longer able to be found. But you are correct in that I believe our collective efforts at awareness have started to de-stigmatize the shame – more and more of us are speaking out and news outlets are more willing to do stories. I also pray that one day we won’t need to have sites like this but in the meantime I appreciate everyone’s efforts. It really does take a village … I am confident that if we continue what we’re doing we WILL get there. Thank you for being part of the fight.

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