Teens sharing intimate photos of themselves and peers via cellphones and the Web – for "fun" or for harm – is a growing problem for police and prosecutors….
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From PBS's Frontline, a portrayal of teen online lives that's thought-provoking and accurate and thus important fuel for the public discussion on online safety….
After 2 years of negotiating, the social-networking giant and the US's state AGs have reached agreement. Here's what's new and why Texas opted out….
What families – we all – need to be working on for online youth's well-being going forward
It just wouldn't work, according to experts and mounting evidence. Here's why.
Contrary to what some people might imply, most kids who become victims of online sex predators are groomed not abducted.
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.
Research suggests that online teen victims are troubled teens offline.
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 […]
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 […]
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- Coding is cool (& crucial to businesses, economies)
- Students developing apps (and businesses) on the side
- ‘No negative impact’ from videogame play: Study
- ‘One Good Thing’: THIS is what middle schoolers are like
- Console gamers’ loyalties getting divided
- Flawed early laws of our new media environment
- The ‘lived curriculum,’ Part 2: What that looks like
- Digital citizenship, the ‘lived curriculum’: Part 1
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- National Center adds another layer to children’s safety online
- Recent hack discovery underscores need for better security and stronger passwords
- How to unfollow someone yet still be Facebook friends
- Check out the fine print before giving gift cards
- Tech gifts popular for young children this year
- Tell us ‘one good thing’ about using tech to make the Internet or the world better
- Twitter improves encryption against NSA and other snoops
- Tips for safe online holiday shopping