Articles by Anne Collier

‘Growing Up Online’

January 25, 2008

It's the best piece of journalism I've seen about the online experiences of youth in 10 years of following this subject. It's actually representative of

Teen-distributed child porn in Pa.

January 25, 2008

One student at Parkland High School in the Allentown, Pa., area started a group on Facebook called "Parkland … Where Pornstars Are Born." He's referring

Grownups’ encroachment

January 25, 2008

Young people are increasingly uneasy about how much adults are moving in on their "technological turf," the Associated Press reports. "Long gone are the days

Net causative in UK teen suicides?

January 25, 2008

"At least seven" teenagers in Bridgend, South Wales, have committed suicide recently, the Times of London reported this week, calling them "copycat

Xbox Live hacks

January 23, 2008

It's a security heads-up for users of Microsoft's gaming community Xbox Live (and a good story). Well-known, obviously highly skilled gamer "Colin Fogle gained

The MySpace experiment

January 23, 2008

Parents and teens aren't the only ones dealing with MySpace's image. Advertisers and MySpace itself are too. Last week the big story was MySpace as a corporate

Game worlds: Growth economy

January 22, 2008

The virtual economy is strengthening – for gamers, anyway. This is a business story, but of interest to us parents because it offers indicators of where the

FBI agent’s practical advice

January 22, 2008

The headline on this interview in the Houston Chronicle states the obvious, but its subject – FBI Agent Randall Clark of the Houston Area Cyber Crimes Task Force

‘TMI’ online

January 21, 2008

Too Much Information online is becoming a widespread, cross-generation social dilemma, not just a teen online-safety issue (in fact, giving out personal information in itself

Growth in sex-addiction cases

January 21, 2008

In doing some investigative reporting, the BBC recently surveyed 43 sex and relationship therapists and found that almost 80% of them are "seeing an increase in the
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