Articles by Anne Collier

Teen privacy: New standards?

October 23, 2007

It seems self-exposure, or assertively forgoing privacy, is for teens "as natural as brushing their teeth," writes Janet Kornblum of USATODAY. They seek feedback on

New platform for self-exposure

October 23, 2007

Consider the privacy issue in light of the social networking that's becoming increasingly common on and with cellphones. "Almost 55% of all mobile phones sold today

Copyright protction on social Web: Update

October 22, 2007

If your child loves creating his or her own music, ski, or skateboard videos or mixing others' footage and music into new mashups, that is really cool. But now would be a

Kids’ virtual worlds hot

October 19, 2007

There's a mini boom of kids' virtual world afoot, CNET reports, probably fueled the success of Webkinz and Neopets and Disney's acquisition of ClubPenguin. One

ICACs in all 50 states

October 18, 2007

There will soon be Internet Crimes Against Children task forces in every US state, reports. "The Department of Justice announced that 13 new

Thais arrest child abuse suspect

October 18, 2007

Last week, in an unprecedented move, Interpol went public in its search for a child pornography suspect, and this week, with the help of leads that came in as a result, the

Facebook’s safety agreement

October 17, 2007

In a settlement it has reached with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Facebook will now be replying to "the most serious complaints" by users about porn and

Teens & stranger contact: New study

October 16, 2007

Researcher Aaron Smith likens the Internet to a park, mall, or any other public space, where most of teens' encounters with others are fine, but some can be scary or

Fraud potential on social Web

October 16, 2007

Teens aren't the only people who need to watch what personal information they upload to social Web sites. "Nearly one in three [31%] social networkers on sites such

‘Puters top holiday wish lists

October 16, 2007

I thought it was the iPod. Nope, cancel that. It was clothes that topped Americans' wish lists last year, "followed by peace and happiness, money and then
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