Articles by Anne Collier

Party photos: MN teens suspended

January 18, 2008

More than a dozen students at a Minnesota high school were disciplined recently for party photos in a social site. They were suspended from sports and other extracurricular

‘Grooming’ by phone too

January 18, 2008

Online safety news that appeals to fears are counter-productive, so I hope the US news media will approach cellphone safety more intelligently than they did predation on the

Where online kids’ worries lie

January 18, 2008

A quick snapshot from a UK researcher halfway through her cyberbullying study: Well-known psychologist Tanya Byron told the Oxford Media Convention that "children are

US social networking: Fresh numbers

January 17, 2008

Here's a fresh snapshot of where and how much Americans are social networking. Hitwise just announced its latest figures, finding that – out of Hitwise's group

Malicious widgets

January 16, 2008

You've heard of malicious Web sites – sites people go to by mistake which upload malicious software to their computers. Well, now social networkers need to be aware

Video sites’ traffic way up

January 15, 2008

Nearly half of US Internet users have been to sites like YouTube, and use of video-sharing sites has grown 45% just in the past year, according to a new study by the Pew

MySpace & 49 attorneys general

January 15, 2008

After 2 years of negotiating, the social-networking giant and the US's state AGs have reached agreement. Here's what's new and why Texas opted

MySpace & 49 attorneys general: Agreement

January 14, 2008

Two years of negotiation between MySpace and the US's state attorneys general culminated in an announcement today that they'd reached an agreement on "Key

‘Teenage hell’: What to do

January 14, 2008

What is it going to take to convince teens of how important it is to think about the impact mean behavior can have online? For example, just annoyed with a high school

MO cyberbullying: Case not closed

January 10, 2008

There have been two new developments in the tragic cyberbullying case in Missouri that broke last November (see "Extreme cyberbullying"): 1) Federal prosecutors in
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