Latest Online safety News

Florida teen safe after leaving home with man she met online

Nov. 29, 2021 10:57 AM EST

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has been found safe in another state days after leaving home with a man she met while playing an online video game, authorities said Monday. The teen was picked up by a man in a car outside her North Miami Beach home on...

Facebook grilled by UK lawmakers making online safety rules

Oct. 28, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers grilled Facebook on Thursday over how it handles online safety as European countries move to rein in the power of social media companies. Facebook's head of safety said the tech giant supports regulation and has no business interest in...

Campaign aims to steer students away from porn, predators

Oct. 02, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Law enforcement and education leaders in North Carolina are joining in a campaign it hopes will keep students from being exposed to online pornography and adult sex predators. The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, the state Department of Public...

'No journalist should die': EU calls for better media safety

Sep. 16, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm asked its member countries Thursday to better protect journalists amid a rise of physical attacks and online threats against media professionals. According to the European Commission, 908 journalists and media workers...