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….
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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?
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.
Safer Internet Day 2105
- Digital Trust Foundation seeking proposals on digital abuse programs
- Parent bullying: The one-upper society
- What is the best way to introduce screen media to our three-and-a-half-year-old?
- Internet Explorer had a long and important life, but it’s time to move on
- Seven good smartphone security habits
- Arkansas bill puts youth safety and privacy in jeopardy
- Android apps to get age rating and manual review
- Facebook clarifies policies on nudity, hate speech and other community standards
- Student Advisory Boards can inform bullying policies and prevention
- Apple’s new MacBook is enticing, but lack of ports gives pause
- Parents: Check your (online) behavior
- Arkansas law could force workers to friend their boss
- Age restrictions and privacy policies protect youth
- Net neutrality vote doesn’t end the debate
- Online safety is not just ‘about life’