Articles by Anne Collier

Bebo’s part in differentiation trend

November 14, 2007

Bebo stands out as a great example of how social sites are differentiating themselves. It's moving from being purely about social networking to being a social-media

Sex-trafficking in Canada, US

November 14, 2007

This story about sex trafficking in the Edmonton Sun is not about teen social networkers, it's about adults. But I'm including it this week as an extreme example of

Clear-eyed look at Net risks

November 13, 2007

Rarely do we see balanced reporting on the subject of children's online safety. So it was good to see USATODAY's Janet Kornblum looking at both the real risks and the

Virtual vs. real: Line blurring

November 12, 2007

William Gibson – the one-time science fiction author who now writes about the present and coined "cyberspace" – had something to say about youth in an

Social networking: What cops know

November 9, 2007

Indiana State Police Lt. Charles Cohen's 16-year-old nephew "has seven MySpace pages, including one in which he and his buddies pretend to be Chuck Norris," the

Tragic school shooting in Finland

November 8, 2007

A high school student in Finland shot and killed himself, six other students, and the school principal yesterday "after announcing plans for the rampage on

‘Kickstart’ for students

November 8, 2007

Yahoo has a new niche social site for college students that's supposed to be more professional than social but not quite as professional as, a PC World blog

Child porn network shut down

November 7, 2007

European police arrested 92 people allegedly involved in a child pornography operation that sold videos to 2,500 customers in 19 countries "including teachers, doctors

New virtual worlds for kids 6+

November 7, 2007

Close on the heels of her report that a "boomlet" of kids' virtual worlds was in the works, CNET's Stefanie Olsen blogs about toy company Playhut's two

New book on cyberbullying

November 6, 2007

The good news is there are usually no physical scars from cyberbullying. The bad news is there are usually no physical scars to alert parents to what's going on. And
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