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Anti-social networking: Europe

The European perspective on social networking sounds a whole like the US one, but Europe is pressing for multinational efforts to combat both adult-to-child crime and peer-to-peer bullying on the social Web. "With social networking sites exploding in growth, most young users are well aware of the risks and the seamy side of the territory," […]

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Adam Thierer: Parents not politicians should be in charge

Adam Thierer of the Progress and Freedom Foundation in Washington, D.C., says that parents, not the government, should be in charge of children’s Internet use.

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Teen guide to safe social networking

You already know how to blog — do you know how to do it safely?

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Study has good news for social Web safety

A new study finds that 96% of online teens use social networking, yet the vast majority have never had an unknown adult ask them for personal information.

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Teen Online Victimization: Just the Facts

Research suggests that online teen victims are troubled teens offline.

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Teens’ Guide to Safe Blogging

by Larry Magid Blogging is great. Just be smart about what you share (revised June 2006) Unlike the articles we write for parents and teachers, we don’t have to give you a course in blogging basics. As a teen, you’ve probably visited your share of blogs or “spaces,” and there’s a good chance you may […]

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Safe Blogging Advice for Teachers

by Larry Magid Chances are you’ve heard the term “blog” or “web log.” Certainly, your students know about them and there’s a very good chance that some of them maintain their own blogs. A blog is simply a web site — typically maintained by an individual — that can contain anything the person cares to […]

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18-year-old blogger Amanda on blogging

by Anne Collier Teen blogging is definitely on parents', educators', reporters' radar screens now (it has been on law-enforcement ones a while longer). Stories about it – good, bad, and somewhere in between – are popping up in local news sites nationwide. The story of Karen, mother of a MySpacer in California, represents that snowball […]

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Social networking dangers in perspective

Social-networking sites may not be as dangerous as some officials claim.

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New research sheds light on how kids are exploited

An unpublished government study offers insights into what role the Internet really has in child sexual exploitation.

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