Here are some great social-networking-specific tips from Facebook’s director of public policy, Europe. There’s just one key point missing, I think, because of the 2007 finding that “youth who engage in online aggressive behavior by making rude or nasty comments or frequently embarrassing others are more than twice as likely to report online interpersonal victimization” (see “Digital risk, digital citizenship” and Archives of Pediatrics). That essential tip is: “Be nice.” Kindness is contagious too (check out the last three anti-cyberbullying tips at ConnectSafely.org). [See also "A different sort of back-to-school tip: Kindness."]
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
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- Spoiler alert: Kid loves teaching Twitter to Dad
- At the IGF: Youth participation = greater youth e-safety
- Enabling peer protection: Knowledge is empowerment
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- Dealing with the nasties online
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Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
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- UN bringing child rights into the digital age
- IGF attendees complain about censorship in Turkey while some advocate it for youth
- Internet Governance Forum topics include human rights, network neutrality and child protection
- Protecting children online needs to allow for their right to free speech
- It’s time for schools to upgrade both technology and pedagogy
- Why Google (and Facebook) should admit kids under 13
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