A medium that is increasingly social or behavioral, global, and updated by users themselves in real time, 24/7, requires a difficult balance between government regulation and self-regulation (through education). As we’re already seeing with COPPA, government regulation can have the unintended consequence of increasing risks to children – in part because a US law assumes kids […]
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But they are far from the only reason why I’m skeptical of how much laws and regulations can protect social media users!
A look at what does and doesn’t work in risk prevention from top researchers in the US By Anne Collier It being “National Internet Safety Month” and this being the last week of the month, let’s look at Net safety from a different angle…. “Grumpy researcher has doubts about Internet safety programs.” David Finkelhor, director […]
Two years ago — long before there was much public discussion about Facebook admitting children under 13 — I had the opportunity to interview Mark Zuckerberg. But, before I did, I asked a group of educators, Internet safety advocates and youth risk experts to suggest questions. Two experts suggested I ask him about whether Facebook would consider creating […]
They’re already there, they deserve a service designed just for them – and their parents, if not already in FB, will get some on-the-job training!
…suggesting that the more we understand young people in the context of their everyday lives, the more we’ll be able to support them online too.
The opposing view is not anti-regulatory; it’s self- and co-regulatory, and it’s current.
Social literacy, digital literacy, and media literacy are inextricable and spell safety in our planet-sized social media environment.
The properties of safety now, not just in digital environments, but in a digitally enabled, networked world By Anne Collier What is safety now – not just in digital environments, but in a digitally enabled, networked world? In Part 1 of this series, I pointed you to a recent talk by John Seely Brown on […]
A view from the launch of what Lady Gaga aims to be a movement to empower youth and fuel kindness By Anne Collier Surrounded by some of the best thinkers and researchers in the bullying prevention, social media, and youth empowerment fields, Wednesday (2/29) I got to watch “Born This Way” become “Move This Way” […]
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- The ‘lived curriculum,’ Part 2: What that looks like
- Digital citizenship, the ‘lived curriculum’: Part 1
- When kids are skilled navigators of our networked world
- How social media helped save a life this week
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Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
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- How to unfollow someone yet still be Facebook friends
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- Tech gifts popular for young children this year
- Tell us ‘one good thing’ about using tech to make the Internet or the world better
- Twitter improves encryption against NSA and other snoops
- Tips for safe online holiday shopping
- Preventing and recovering from bullying — what works and what doesn’t