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Anne Bubnic

Connect Safely |A Parents' Guide to Facebook - 4 views

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    Authors Anne Collier and Larry Magid have published a free 35-page guide for parents in partnership with IKEEPSAFE. The online resource provides parents with the perspective and how-to information they need to help their teens optimize their privacy and safety on Facebook.
Anne Bubnic

Teens With Low Self-Esteem Boost Image Online - 3 views

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    When it comes to the Internet, teenage girls, particularly those with low self-esteem, don't always present themselves honestly. Girl Scouts of the USA conducted a national survey in June 2010 of 1,026 girls ages 14 through 17. The survey found that girls often downplay their positive characteristics on social media networking sites, and many choose to portray themselves as sexy or crazy.
Anne Bubnic

Teens and Mobile Phones: Exploring safety issues - 2 views

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    In this talk, presented at the Family Online Safety Institute's annual conference (Nov 2010), senior research specialist Amanda Lenhart discussed Pew Internet data about how teens use mobile phones and the potential safety issues associated with them. The presentation was based on the April 2010 study by PEW on Teens and Mobile Phones. See: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Teens-and-Mobile-Phones.aspx
Anne Bubnic

Go Figure [FOSI Online Safety Video] - 4 views

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    Facts and Figures about Online Safety from FOSI, the Family Online Safety Institute. (Presented at their annual conference, Nov 2010).
Anne Bubnic

The Kids are Alright [Study of Privacy Habits] - 4 views

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    An October 2010 study of the privacy habits of parents and their teens on social networks, conducted by TRUSTe, one of the foremost authorities on online privacy. Data suggests that the majority of teens use privacy controls on social networks and that most parents actively monitor their teen's privacy. However, there is still room for improvement a some privacy areas were identified where teens are at risk on social networks. There are some good videos on this site including parents and teens talking about privacy issues.
Anne Bubnic

There are no RE-DO's in real life [PSA] - 4 views

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    The National Road Safety Foundation teamed up with National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), to invite young people to help get out important safe driving messages in their own thoughts and words in a Drive to Life PSA Competition. The winning video was submitted by Bethany Brown.
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Harvard Study Finds Teens Online Lack Ethics - 10 views

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    Harvard researchers studying the ethical sensibilities of youth have found that most young people are devoid of ethical thinking or consideration for others when using the web.
Anne Bubnic

Young teens underestimate bullying, wonder 'Is it just me?' - 2 views

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    The online study of 1,454 adolescents ages 12-17, conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, tried to gauge the differences between school bullying and cyberbullying and found that young people underestimate the bullying of their peers, particularly when it takes place online.
Anne Bubnic

How Can Adults Improve Social Networking Sites for Kids? - 0 views

  • If social networks are going to be safe places for kids, adults are going to have to be more present and it's not going to work if it is just parents watching over kids to control their online activity. Social networks have to become more open to adults who are interested in pointing kids in a positive direction and who take an interest in their development
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    Ten Ideas for how adults can improve social networking sites for kids.

    I was recently interviewed by a local high school student named Julian for his research project about the impact of social network sites on society. I always enjoy being interviewed by teens and end up learning something in the process. Julian asked a question that I have been thinking about since we spoke: "What can adults do to improve social network sites for kids?"
Anne Bubnic

Let's not create a cyberbullying panic - 0 views

  • As prominent as it is, bullying and cyberbullying are not the norm. Most young people want no part of bullying and consider it reprehensible behavior. Depending on what study you read, anywhere from 15 percent to 30 percent of teens say they have experienced some type of bullying or harassment from their peers.
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    Adults need to be good role models. Politicians need to think about this the next time they consider demonizing (as opposed to criticizing) an opponent. Media personalities and talk show hosts need to think about the messages they're giving to children when they engage in name calling. We all need to be aware of comments we make in the presence of children and even people who comment on blogs need to think about the difference between legitimate criticism and derision. Children learn by observing our behavior, and there are plenty of adults who behave like bullies.

    Changing behavior isn't easy, but it's not impossible. I've been watching episodes of the TV show Mad Men, which is set in the 1960s when it was acceptable to smoke around other people, ride in cars without seat belts, leave trash everywhere, make derogatory comments about minorities, and treat women as inferior beings. We haven't yet completely eliminated any of those dangerous or antisocial behaviors, but we've come a long way. With concerted effort and national leadership, we can do the same with bullying.
Anne Bubnic

2010 Legislation Related to Sexting - 0 views

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    So far this year, at least 15 states have introduced or are considering bills or resolutions aimed at "sexting." The legislation generally aims to educate young people about the risks of sexting, deter them from the practice, and apply appropriate penalties to those who do engage in sexting. While some states are just encouraging programs to educate teens about the dangers of sexting, others are attempting to de-criminalize the act.
Anne Bubnic

FL State lawmakers consider going easier on sexting teens - 0 views

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    Florida State lawmakers Monday took up a bill that would, for the first time, create a separate penalty for the increasingly common, and risqué, practice among teens - sending naked or suggestive pictures of themselves via cell phone or e-mail.
Anne Bubnic

'Sexting' students would earn scolding under IL state measure - 0 views

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    tudents under 18 who use computers or cell phones to share nude photos of their peers would earn little more than a scolding under a measure the Illinois Senate approved Thursday to address the "sexting" phenomenon. Offenders would not face criminal charges, but would get juvenile court supervision that could result in counseling or community service. The bill doesn't address youths who send or receive racy photos if they don't distribute them.
Anne Bubnic

Just Kidding/Book 10 - Beacon Street Girls - 0 views

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    In Just Kidding, the Beacon Street Girls learn about the implications of gossip, how to use the "no joke zone" (developed by best-selling author Rachel Simmons), and how the Internet can spread rumors and contribute to hurt feelings. In addition to the book, the Beacon Street Girls website is hosting a resource center online with articles and tips for parents, and guidelines for children.
Anne Bubnic

Young Job Seekers Hiding Their Facebook Pages - 0 views

  • A recent survey commissioned by Microsoft found that 70 percent of recruiters and hiring managers in the United States have rejected an applicant based on information they found online.
  • The Microsoft survey found that 79 percent of U.S. hiring managers have used the Internet to better assess applicants.
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    Many students and recent graduates say they are changing their names on Facebook or tightening privacy settings to hide photos and wall posts from potential employers.
Anne Bubnic

Is Chatroulette too big a gamble for teens? - 0 views

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    It's a discussion parents all around the world are having: Is Chatroulette something we should be worried about?
Anne Bubnic

Sexting' bullying cited in teen's suicide - 2 views

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    Teen death is only the second known case of a suicide linked to bullying after "sexting" - the practice of transmitting sexual messages or images electronically. In March, 18-year-old Jesse Logan killed herself in the face of a barrage of taunts when an ex-boyfriend forwarded explicit photos of her following their split.
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