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Naked photo-sharing trend: Youth officer’s view

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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‘Growing Up Online’: Good for the discussion!

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….

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MySpace & 49 attorneys general

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…. 

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Tech first aid for ’08 & onward

What families – we all – need to be working on for online youth's well-being going forward

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Social networkers’ age verification

It just wouldn't work, according to experts and mounting evidence. Here's why.

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Abduction by online predators rare

Contrary to what some people might imply, most kids who become victims of online sex predators are groomed not abducted.

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Study has good news for social Web safety

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.

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Teen Online Victimization: Just the Facts

Research suggests that online teen victims are troubled teens offline.

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Safe Blogging Advice for Teachers

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 […]

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18-year-old blogger Amanda on blogging

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 […]

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