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Kids’ Virtual World Safety Tips

Virtual worlds are online spaces where kids create avatars (kind of like cartoon characters) through which they communicate, socialize, learn, shop, play games, and generally express themselves. There are hundreds of virtual worlds on the Web aimed at users of all ages. Some aimed at young children have controlled text chat, “profanity filters” to block […]

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Virtual World Safety Tips for Parents of Teens

Virtual worlds are online spaces where people create avatars (graphical representations of themselves) through which they communicate, socialize, learn, shop, play games, and generally express themselves. There are hundreds of virtual worlds on the Web aimed at users of all ages. Most aimed at youth have safety features, such as language filtering that restricts explicit, […]

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Social Web Tips for Teens

These tips, based on the latest research, will help teens’ socializing stay fun and safe on both the fixed and mobile social Web.

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Social Web Tips for Parents

These tips for parents about safety on the social Web are based on the latest research from the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire (with input from our colleagues there).

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Top 10 Safety Tips for Video-Sharing

Many kids today are video-literate – able to communicate in a medium once reserved for highly trained professionals with expensive equipment. This is an amazing creative development for them and the participatory Web. To help keep  their video-sharing safe and constructive, here are some common-sense rules of conduct.

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