Despite what we see in news headlines, there is no single term that people who share nude photos use, according to Australian researcher and author Nina Funnell, who has interviewed some 4 dozen 16-to-25-year-olds about it. Especially not “sexting,” she said in a talk I got to hear in Sydney this spring (their fall). Using […]
Tag Archives: youth online risk
As a society, we’ve been talking about youth online risk for years, but we’ve only just begun to talk about young people’s resilience, which is what helps them keep risk from turning into harm. It’s important to know, as the authors of an important new report note, that resilience – the ability to deal with […]
Good news for online kids on two fronts this week. We’re seeing a continuing decline in online sexual solicitations of young people. The widely misrepresented 2000 figure from the Crimes Against Children Research Center was “1 in 5″ (more in a minute on the misrepresentation); the 2005 one was “1 in 7″ (13%), and the […]
In research she presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting and which will soon be published in the journal Pediatrics, Michele Ybarra, did some myth-busting. One myth she cited is the one about how the online experiences of many young people are negative. Rather, “most young people are not having negative experiences online,” USATODAY […]
We may not be fully aware of it yet, but as our media environment is changing – from a top-down (regulated, professionally produced) one to a user-driven, multidirectional, social one – so is our idea of privacy. Slowly, maybe, but changing it is. In their new book, A New Culture of Learning, University of Southern […]
Prominent US online-risk researcher David Finkelhor says there’s no evidence to support fears that the Internet increases youth risk and, in fact, there’s evidence suggesting the opposite.
A county official on Long Island made a public statement saying Suffolk County is working hard to “persuade parents to monitor for cyberbullying as aggressively as they would for sexual predators,” Newsday reports. The county had pretty high-profile exposure to the problem late last year, when a video of a local teen girl being beaten […]