To be relevant to youth, online safety needs to be redefined as a tool for their full, constructive participation in participatory culture and democracy.
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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?
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 […]
Safer Internet Day 2105
- Students: The one group missing from student data privacy laws and bills
- Emotional spring cleaning helps develop grit
- Social contexts of youth bullying
- Most teens don’t use anonymous apps but here’s advice for those who do
- New Flickr 4.0 will store ALL your family photos for free and help you find and organize them
- Let’s not create a moral panic over ‘Game of 72′ rumors of disappearing kids
- Site shows publicly available information based on your phone number
- Controversial anonymous app Secret to close
- ConnectSafely releases A Parents’ Guide to Student Data Privacy
- Curious launches free ‘lean-back’ online courses
- The policy of student data privacy
- News & views from ConnectSafely: April 23, 2015
- Cyberbullying is not a joke: Celebrities and public figures can make a difference
- Facebook’s Scrapbook encourages photos of children, but think before you post
- Pew Survey: Reports of Facebook’s demise among teens greatly exaggerated