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An unpublished government study offers insights into what role the Internet really has in child sexual exploitation.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
- Of young people’s (not just digital) citizenship
- About our strange way of understanding teen sexting
- Zooming in on ‘screentime’ (this time with more precision)
- Protecting student privacy calls for student participation
- So-called Snapchat hack & the question of where to place trust
- Why defining ‘bullying’ is important for schools
- Does digital downtime fix FOMO?
- Powerful lessons for preventing bullying & cyberbullying
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Digital Trust Foundation seeking proposals regarding online privacy, safety and security
- Why cybersecurity is patriotic and humanistic
- National Cyber Security Month: Why cyber security matters to everyone
- High school kids show strong support for First Amendment
- UN bringing child rights into the digital age
- IGF attendees complain about censorship in Turkey while some advocate it for youth
- Internet Governance Forum topics include human rights, network neutrality and child protection
- Protecting children online needs to allow for their right to free speech