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.
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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?
At the end of their 12 months’ deliberation, members of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force (corporations and nonprofit organizations) at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society were invited to add a one-page statement about their report. The following is ConnectSafely.org’s statement, which can be found in PDF format in this appendix of […]
What Lori Drew allegedly did to Megan Meier was despicable, but it doesn’t justify her conviction late last month for violating federal laws designed to keep hackers from invading computer networks. Two years ago, Megan, a 13-year-old Missouri girl, hanged herself after her online friend “Josh Evans,” who had befriended her on MySpace, reportedly told […]
Though technically about computer fraud, the case concerning Megan Meier's suicide raises key questions about parenting and protecting youth on the social Web.
Microblogging with services like Twitter could be having a humanizing effect in modern society – or at least the classroom. Here's what I mean….
What should come first from a Net safety task force: better understanding through review of the research or a predetermined solution? Diagnosis or prescription?
As if "To Catch a Predator" wasn't enough, now there's a campaign to protect our children against predators who use Google Street View.
A story about a high school assembly in Colorado raises some important questions about how to teach online safety going forward.
Sometimes it's the little things we do that make the biggest difference.
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
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Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
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