Virtual worlds are online spaces where people create avatars (graphical representations of themselves) through which they communicate, socialize, learn, shop, play games, and generally express themselves. There are hundreds of virtual worlds on the Web aimed at users of all ages. Most aimed at youth have safety features, such as language filtering that restricts explicit, […]
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These tips, based on the latest research, will help teens’ socializing stay fun and safe on both the fixed and mobile social Web.
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).
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.
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