For parents of teens in the fast-changing social media landscape, which includes sites such as Ask.fm, it can be tough to figure out the balance between giving your children freedom and protecting them from danger. That dilemma was illustrated by the suicide of a 12-year-old Florida girl who reportedly was cyberbullied.
A Pew Internet and American Life survey shows how teens 12 to 17 years old think about privacy when using mobile apps. While some are nonchalant about the kind of personal information some apps collect, more than half avoid some apps due to privacy concerns. Though socio-economics are a factor, that’s not the predominant issues, … Continue reading How Teens Deal With Privacy and Mobile Apps →
Lenny Gonzales The onslaught of information from the wired world can be overwhelming to anyone — even the savviest online audiences. But rather than completely shut out the digital world, the smarter solution is to learn how to manage it, says author Howard Rheingold. In his book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online, Rheingold outlines … Continue reading What Will You Click On Next? Focusing Our Attention Online →
Flickr: Zawezome By Jennifer Roland Teens are savvier than we might give them credit for when it comes to knowing their privacy boundaries on social networking sites. According to a recent Pew Internet study, 62% of teens surveyed said their posts can only be seen by friends, and 19% said that their profile is “partially … Continue reading Teaching and Modeling Good Digital Citizenship →