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Where online kids’ worries lie

January 18, 2008

A quick snapshot from a UK researcher halfway through her cyberbullying study: Well-known psychologist Tanya Byron told the Oxford Media Convention that "children are

US social networking: Fresh numbers

January 17, 2008

Here's a fresh snapshot of where and how much Americans are social networking. Hitwise just announced its latest figures, finding that – out of Hitwise's group

Malicious widgets

January 16, 2008

You've heard of malicious Web sites – sites people go to by mistake which upload malicious software to their computers. Well, now social networkers need to be aware

Video sites’ traffic way up

January 15, 2008

Nearly half of US Internet users have been to sites like YouTube, and use of video-sharing sites has grown 45% just in the past year, according to a new study by the Pew

MySpace & 49 attorneys general: Agreement

January 14, 2008

Two years of negotiation between MySpace and the US's state attorneys general culminated in an announcement today that they'd reached an agreement on "Key

‘Teenage hell': What to do

January 14, 2008

What is it going to take to convince teens of how important it is to think about the impact mean behavior can have online? For example, just annoyed with a high school

MO cyberbullying: Case not closed

January 10, 2008

There have been two new developments in the tragic cyberbullying case in Missouri that broke last November (see "Extreme cyberbullying"): 1) Federal prosecutors in

Imposter profiles: Ongoing problem?

January 10, 2008

We don't see that much about them in the news media, but we certainly do in ConnectSafely.org, and MySpace even has a dedicated email address for reporting them:

UK’s top social sites

January 10, 2008

With Britons so keen on social networking (recent Ofcom research found 1 in 4 logged into a social site at least 23 times a month!), the UK's Computing Which? consumer

‘Semi-permeable classrooms’

January 9, 2008

Educator and blogger David Jakes uses a term from his day as a biology teacher to describe how a classroom can safely be turned into a "learning community"
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