Old guys’ on Facebook

You might find a 17-year-old's perspective on 40+-year-olds in social-networking sites as interesting as I did, so see this CNET piece by summer intern Sabena Suri. "Before I get to why I think most of the older folks hanging out on MySpace and Facebook are creepy, here (in the spirit of open-mindedness) are a few […]

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Social shopping from back-to-school retailers

  To lure more young customers, retailers are trying to make online shopping a more social experience. They're creating "elaborate online worlds that may have little to do with their products [and] employing video-sharing, social networking and even virtual reality to target the teenagers who drove sites like YouTube and Facebook to popularity," the Washington […]

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Social-networking chief Cook

As far as I can tell, only one of the Top 10 social-networking sites were founded by teenagers and beta-tested in their high school, and that's the story with MyYearbook.com , which gets 3 million+ visitors a month, makes millions of dollars a year from advertising, and just received $4.1 million in venture capital. teenage […]

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Teen hackers mostly good

A lot of teens do some hacking, and – though their intentions aren't malicious, their hacks are illegal, USATODAY reports. Covering a report by psychologist Shirley McGuire at the American Psychological Association conference, the article says "a large minority of teenagers commit computer crimes such as hacking and software piracy, but it's done mostly out […]

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Anti-social networking: Europe

The European perspective on social networking sounds a whole like the US one, but Europe is pressing for multinational efforts to combat both adult-to-child crime and peer-to-peer bullying on the social Web. "With social networking sites exploding in growth, most young users are well aware of the risks and the seamy side of the territory," […]

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Adam Thierer: Parents not politicians should be in charge

Adam Thierer of the Progress and Freedom Foundation in Washington, D.C., says that parents, not the government, should be in charge of children’s Internet use.

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Teen guide to safe social networking

You already know how to blog — do you know how to do it safely?

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Study has good news for social Web safety

A new study finds that 96% of online teens use social networking, yet the vast majority have never had an unknown adult ask them for personal information.

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Teen Online Victimization: Just the Facts

Research suggests that online teen victims are troubled teens offline.

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Chat Room Safety Tips

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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