The “environmental conditions” of this age – where a person’s behavior on one side of the planet can profoundly affect another’s on the other side – are felt online even more than offline. So what do we do about that?
Monthly Archives: May 2010
Sales of Barbie, Liv, Moxie Girlz, and other dolls have declined 20% in the US since 2005, and kids as young as 8 and 9 are passing them up for the live “doll play” – or avatar play – of virtual worlds, the Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported, citing NPD Group figures. It tells of 8-year-old […]
This isn’t about summer jobs for teens, necessarily, but teens may want some hard evidence that their social networking profiles and other online activities could factor into their job searches going forward. So here’s some data from Microsoft: a survey of “1,200 hiring and recruitment managers and 1,200 consumers in the United States, the UK, […]
SafetyWeb can be a useful tool for parent-child conversation about safety, privacy, and reputation protection online.
The current social Web privacy fracas may not be all downside; it may spell not only better, simpler privacy controls as well as greater new media literacy and social networking diversification.
There are multiplying signs that the profound media shift we’re experiencing is creating a power shift felt in homes, schools, business, and government.
After a UK report finding that a quarter of 8-to-12-year-old British Net users are on Facebook and a US principal calls for a Facebook ban for middle schoolers (see below), I thought you’d appreciate some perspective from some top US educators and risk-prevention specialists…. From Mike Donlin, Senior Program Consultant in Prevention, Intervention and Tech […]
“Kids most likely to spend a lot of time texting and on Facebook, among other networking sites, may be more well-adjusted,” the Los Angeles Times reports, pointing to several new studies. The body of research on how kids use digital media is growing fast, and new articles in academic journals are confirming what we collectively […]
It’s no secret to many parents of 5th- and 6th-graders that a whole lot of kids under 13 are using social network sites, where the minimum age is 13. The two main reasons, I suspect, are that 1) social networking has become pretty much a fact of life for a lot of their peers, and […]