These tips, based on the latest research, will help teens’ socializing stay fun and safe on both the fixed and mobile social Web.
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These tips for parents about safety on the social Web are based on the latest research from the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire (with input from our colleagues there).
Cellphones are increasingly full-blown handheld computers, and everything that can be done on the Web via computer – photo-sharing, Web browsing, game playing, tune-swapping, real-time text chat, and (oh yeah) talking – can be done on a phone. Here are some basic ideas for keeping mobile phone use safe and constructive:
Many kids today are video-literate – able to communicate in a medium once reserved for highly trained professionals with expensive equipment. This is an amazing creative development for them and the participatory Web. To help keep their video-sharing safe and constructive, here are some common-sense rules of conduct.
Chat rooms, where many people gather for live interaction, are among the riskiest places on the Net – where kids are most likely to “talk” with strangers about sex. Here are some tips for teens who do use chat rooms.
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