Articles by Anne Collier

US sex-offender registries: Update

November 27, 2007

If anyone wonders how law enforcement people around the US will be handling sex offender registries, see this article in Police Chief magazine. Any day now, the Justice

Web’s inventor & the social Web

November 26, 2007

ZDNET blogger Dan Farber says the social Web just "reached a new stage of legitimacy" with a recent post by Tim Berners-Lee, the Web's inventor (in 1989, BTW).

Battle against child porn far from over

November 26, 2007

Humanity still has a battle ahead in its effort to stop online child pornography, says Ernie Allen, CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in a

More than 150 friends?!

November 23, 2007

The Wall Street Journal's "numbers guy," Carl Bialik, zoomed in on that number – 150 – which many reporters have cited as the limit to the number of

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
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