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Steve Ransom

Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter - NYTimes.com - 10 views

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    The gist of this is that blogging takes 2 much time & thought... with the younger more interested in quick soundbytes and informal social interaction
Steve Ransom

6 girls arrested in Facebook teacher attack invite - Yahoo! News - 41 views

  • Sadler said the teachers targeted by the threatening comments were shocked by the arrests because the six girls were good students. Some held leadership positions while others had top grades.
  • "I don't understand their motivation. I don't think they think about the consequences because they're young. They're pretty immature then."
  • Children's stresses are so great that they can act out on their frustrations. Parents need to monitor what their kids are doing on communication devices."
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      Everyone gets frustrated. This is NOT a reasonable conclusion for being frustrated or stressed. What is evolving in the fabric of our youth that to even consider such actions, let alone make them public, is even possible? There don't appear to be disturbed young girls. The fact that they are likely "normal" in every respect makes this story even more disturbing.
Bill Graziadei, Ph.D. (aka Dr. G)

Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project ... - 0 views

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    Study suggests 'hanging out' on Facebook, MySpace, etc. not a waste for teens... http://tinyurl.com/6nq3qn New MacArthur Study: Blog Must Read for Educators http://weblogg-ed.com/2008/new-macarthur-study-must-read-for-educators/
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