Teens’ convictions for ‘child porn’ upheld

Teens and their parents need to know bad things can happen when inappropriate, "user-generated" content is uploaded or sent around unwisely.

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How to recognize grooming

Learn to recognize tricks predators use to lure teens into sexual encounters.

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For Teens: What we tell parents about the social Web

We talk to parents a lot about safety on the social Web, so you guys deserve to know what we're saying.

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Protecting Teen Reputations on Web 2.0

by Anne Collier In this latest phase of the Web, when anybody can be a publisher, videographer, or instant celebrity, many parents are concerned about what can happen to their kids' reputations and future prospects. We're beginning to see news reports picking up on this (see "What you say online could haunt you" in USATODAY, […]

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A 14-year-old girl and her mom talk about blogging

Larry talks with "Susan," 14, and her mom "Joanne" (names changed to protect their privacy).

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Survey adjusts picture of teen sexting, cyberbullying

A new study gets a little more granular about teen sexting and cyberbullying practices.

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Teen online safety mostly about behavior

How kids act on and off-line is has more to do with risk than what technology they use

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Critical thinking about the cellphone-cheating study

Study finds kids use mobile phones to cheat at school, but are schools cheating kids.

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Happy Holidays 2010

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Sexting legislative update

Vermont lawmakers reconfigured state child-pornography law so that “that minors caught sexting would not be charged with a felony and forced to register as sex offenders, so long as the incident was done voluntarily and without coercion,” the Washington Times reports (I mentioned this earlier when a House vote was still pending). The Times adds […]

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