Articles by Anne Collier

Applying for college at Facebook

November 23, 2007

Yup, it's now possible. I would love to hear from you if high schoolers at your house or school are using Facebook not only to research schools but also to apply. The

UK data security breach & kids

November 21, 2007

A massive security breach involving the personal information of "virtually every child in Britain" has occurred in the United Kingdom, The Guardian reports. It

Librarians: Parents’ best friends

November 20, 2007

Here's a thought to bookmark, parents of teens: If you have questions about how social networking works or a particular site, a really good person to ask is your local

YouTube’s push to beat bullying

November 20, 2007

YouTube has set up an anti-bullying channel, the BBC reports. The channel "aims to revolutionise how young people access information on how to avoid being bullied and

What virtual worlds teach kids

November 19, 2007

Their effect is not entirely unlike hanging out at the shopping mall in the "real world," is my take-away from reading CNET on researchers' just-released study

UN to target Net predators

November 19, 2007

One of the outcomes of the United Nations' recent Internet governance conference in Rio de Janeiro was a call to protect young Net users from predation. "The

Extreme cyberbullying: US case

November 16, 2007

Unlike other extreme cyberbullying cases I've written about, this one occurred in the US and ended in a teenager's suicide. In this case, covered this week in a

Japan’s cyberbullying problem

November 16, 2007

Bullying can be 24/7 in Japan too, but there it's as much over the phone as on the Web in this country where 96% of high school students have mobile phones. Reuters cites

For videogamers’ parents

November 15, 2007

Less than half – 43% – of parents of kids who play video games play them with their children, the Associated Press reports, citing a just-released AOL/AP survey.

Videogames: Great teachers for good & bad

November 15, 2007

They are very effective teaching tools, a new study found, including for teaching aggression. "Students who played multiple violent video games actually learned through
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