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Family photo sharing

At the risk of stating the obvious, digital photography is one of the great revolutions of our time. By eliminating the cost of film and developing-and making cameras cheaper, smaller and more readily available-the technology has sparked a renaissance in … Continue reading

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Training wheels for social networks

I think of sites like Club Penguin and ZooKazoo as social networks on training wheels. These sites, generally aimed at kids between about six and 12 (Penguin goes up to 14 but it’s hard to imagine they have very many … Continue reading

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Interview: David Finkelhor, Crimes Against Children Research Center

LARRY MAGID’S INTERVIEW WITH DAVID FINKELHOR “It’s not primarily having a social networking profile or giving out personal information that puts kids at risk What puts kids at risk are things like having a lot of conflict with your parents, … Continue reading

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Audio of U.S. Attorney press conf

Recorded May 15, 2008. Approximate length: 10 minutes List to press conference

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Verifying age online doesn’t solve all problems

by mebelimebeliLarry Magid I’m happy to be a member of a recently formed Internet Safety Technical Task Force, but it has caused me to feel a bit of a disconnect. One of the major goals of the task force is … Continue reading

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Google technology could save exploited children

This article by Larry Magid originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News Listen to Larry’s CBS News Podcast with Google Sr. Scientist Shumeet Baluja and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children President Ernie Allen Working with law enforcement, … Continue reading

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JuicyCampus is a haven for cyberbullies

LIMITS OF FREE SPEECH ARE TESTED BY WEB SITE’S HURTFUL, HATEFUL POSTS By Larry Magid San Jose Mercury News The online gossip site JuicyCampus.com carries this slogan: “Always Anonymous . . . Always Juicy.”I’m a strong advocate of free speech, … Continue reading

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Signs of Net Adiction

by Anne Collier NetFamilyNews Last year a person who works for a psychiatric hospital and specializes in adolescent care posted in our forum at ConnectSafely.org asking if anyone had developed screening for “Internet addiction.” No one in the forum had, … Continue reading

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No Easy Solution for Imposter Profiles

by Anne Collier NetFamilyNews.org Imposter profiles are one form of cyberbullying or online harassment certainly not restricted to youth. Tweens, teens, and adults create profiles that impersonate the people they want to harass, putting them in an embarrassing or defaming … Continue reading

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Safety Myths and Web 2.0

Kids today live in an interactive “Web 2.0″ world where they socialize, post photographs and videos and share common experiences with friends, friends of friends and, in some cases, strangers. Millions of kids are doing it every day and the … Continue reading

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