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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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Social networking dangers in perspective

Social-networking sites may not be as dangerous as some officials claim.

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New research sheds light on how kids are exploited

An unpublished government study offers insights into what role the Internet really has in child sexual exploitation.

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Kids’ Exposure to Porn: New Findings

Researchers say kids' exposure to online porn may now be "normative among youth Internet users, especially teenage boys."

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Profile of a teen online victim

As presented by David Finkelhor, director of the University of New Hampshire's Crimes Against Children Research Center, on Capitol Hill

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National Suicide Prevention Hotline relies on MySpace referrals

It's very likely teens are alive today because they used social-networking sites to reach out for help.

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