Teens and their parents need to know bad things can happen when inappropriate, "user-generated" content is uploaded or sent around unwisely.
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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.
Study finds kids use mobile phones to cheat at school, but are schools cheating kids.
How kids act on and off-line is has more to do with risk than what technology they use
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- Pretty faces in social media vs. mass media
- Risk implications of kids going mobile: Research
- A positive, insightful new book for schools on bullying
- Students called heroes in this 6th-grade class
- In the face of school violence, what do we default to?
- Popularity: The other kind of vulnerability
- FB & Oculus VR: The potential of a virtual-reality platform
- What’s (importantly) different about Snapchat
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Anonymous apps and services are not synonymous with ominous
- Facebook’s ‘Nearby Friends’ feature: What you need to know
- Identity theft a problem from cradle to grave — Kids most vulnerable
- How to protect your family from Heartbleed security flaw (slideshow)
- Beware of Heartbleed inspired phishing scams
- Are sites you use vulnerable to Heartbleed security flaw?
- Microsoft ends support of Windows XP: Machines highly vulnerable to security risks
- The evolution of online safety: Lessons learned over 20 years