Doesn’t it just make sense? That government programs aimed at educating youth actually consult youth about what works for them? The Australian federal government is doing just that in what I hope becomes a model for other governments. “The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) on Cybersafety program for 2013 has been launched [this week] with the […]
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At least since 400 BC we’ve had what Dr. Finkelhor calls this “exaggerated fear about the influence of social change on youth,” but why are today’s fears so focused on the Internet? Finkelhor has the best explanation I’ve seen yet.
A new study in the medical journal Pediatrics found that “a history of childhood abuse and use of a provocative online identity increase the risk that girls will be victimized by someone they meet on the Internet,” CNN reports, and a key factor in reducing risk is “the presence and influence of caregivers.” and a […]
A professor of pediatrics said she was a little surprised by how much information about risky behaviors teens post online – information for all to see but that their doctors struggle to get out of them. In a random selection of 500 MySpace profiles of people who say on their pages they’re 18, Dr. Megan […]