Now that there are so many parents on Facebook and the social-networking industry itself has matured, here's what I'm thinking…
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Here’s a list of reasons – and why we can’t afford to let a sexting panic following the one about predators in social network sites.
To be relevant to youth, online safety needs to be redefined as a tool for their full, constructive participation in participatory culture and democracy.
This much-anticipated study from the Crimes Against Children Research Center has mostly good news for online youth.
Exaggerated reports about Internet predators are not only wrong but potentially dangerous because they divert attention away from real risks
For the vast majority of online youth, Internet safety going forward is about participatory intelligence – functioning well in community, thinking critically and acting civilly while producing as well as consuming media.
Some thoughts on Facebook's (and all of society's) giant experiment with privacy on the social Web
The incessant negative hype from politicians and one-sided coverage in the news media are not only MySpace's problem; they're a disservice to parents and a double disservice to teens….
Just how dangerous is social networking, compared to other social media kids use? Here's a case study of one state's arrests which offers parents some perspective on Internet-related child exploitation.
We know a lot more about youth risk online because of the research behind the Internet Safety Technical Task Force's report. The question is, will online-safety education now be based on the facts it presents?
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
- 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
- U.S. Safer Internet Day focused on potential, positives and problems too