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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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 […]
Social-networking sites may not be as dangerous as some officials claim.
An unpublished government study offers insights into what role the Internet really has in child sexual exploitation.
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- An app for teens that promotes (& gets) positivity
- Sydney: A hashtag for a city (and world) in need of healing
- Doxxing: Key Internet safety risk & what to do about it
- Social problem data & youth: Cause for celebration
- Of parenting & a class called ‘Wasting Time on the Internet’
- Takeaways from premier US anti-bullying conference
- Do surveys about parents’ concerns increase digital-parenting confidence?
- The next version of ‘Internet safety': A look under the hood
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Smartphones are popular holiday gifts for kids that come with responsibility
- Prepare your family-tech before a major storm or power failure occurs
- Safety & civility advice for anonymous apps
- Sexual harassment victim’s secret weapon — ‘telling their mothers’
- Google ditching CAPTCHA for ‘I’m not a robot’ checkbox
- Twitter improves abuse reporting and blocking
- Safe holiday online shopping tips
- Anonymous apps get bad raps, but they fill gaps: The good side of anonymity