It's very likely teens are alive today because they used social-networking sites to reach out for help.
Parents who have seen "To Catch a Predator" ask how much they should be worrying about their social-networking kids. Here are some facts.
Larry Magid talks about new research that suggests we re-think Internet safety education.
Teens and their parents need to know bad things can happen when inappropriate, "user-generated" content is uploaded or sent around unwisely.
Learn to recognize tricks predators use to lure teens into sexual encounters.
We talk to parents a lot about safety on the social Web, so you guys deserve to know what we're saying.
by Anne Collier In this latest phase of the Web, when anybody can be a publisher, videographer, or instant celebrity, many parents are concerned about what can happen to their kids' reputations and future prospects. We're beginning to see news reports picking up on this (see "What you say online could haunt you" in USATODAY, […]
Larry talks with "Susan," 14, and her mom "Joanne" (names changed to protect their privacy).
A new study gets a little more granular about teen sexting and cyberbullying practices.
How kids act on and off-line is has more to do with risk than what technology they use
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- New Facebook policy targets guns, other regulated items
- Google’s new learning tool that learns
- The flap over Talking Angela the chatbot app
- About the worldwide ‘selfie’ phenomenon
- How technology will improve the well-being of young adults
- Calling our children narcissists on ‘a sociopathic scale’: Really!?
- Nothing complicated about this: Read ‘It’s Complicated’!
- Teens’ own (wise) perspectives on life with social media
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Adults spend 11 hour a day using electronic media
- Smartphones that promise user privacy
- Author danah boyd on why teens and social media are ‘complicated’
- Security experts at RSA decry government hacking
- In defense of Internet safety education
- ‘Neknominate’ is a stupid and potentially deadly online dare game
- Confessions of a binge viewer
- People who suffer from so-called ‘game addiction’ have other problems