"Sandra," a 16-year-old in the UK, tells her own story at CBBC (BBC for kids) of how she and a friend almost met at McDonald's with a "19-year-old" man they'd gotten to know in a chatrrom. Because it was just a lark, and the two girls were together, they felt bold and agreed to meet with the man the minute he suggested it - after an hour a day of chatting over several days. It turned out there … [Read more...] about Teenagers tell it best
"We [teens] are a hard age group to please completely," said Rishi, "as our tastes vary so much, but I think in WebSafeCrackerz there's something for everybody. "High praise from a 13-year-old, I'd say. He's a Briton, and this was his answer to my question about what he thought of this new online-safety site for 13-to-16-year-olds out of the UK. George, 15, thought the site is best for slightly … [Read more...] about WebSafeCrackerz.com: New site for teens
This is a sign of things to come in the US, as more and more children use cell phones. The Australian government is tightening regs so that porn won't reach children using mobile phones, Australian IT reports. The FCC's counterpart in Australia, the Australian Communication Authority, will now regulate access to content on the new 3G (3rd-generation) phones with high-speed Net access (to all of it … [Read more...] about Barring kid access to porn on phones
Dell and Hewlett-Packard say they want to take more of the financial burden for recycling computers off the shoulders of consumers and local governments, the New York Times reports. The companies' messages were "timed to the release Wednesday of an annual 'report card' of corporate environmental behavior by the Computer Takeback Campaign, a project of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, an … [Read more...] about Easier PC recycling to come?
A full third of US parents "are not concerned about their children's safety when using the Internet," according to a recent survey done for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Twenty percent of parents "do not know any of the Internet codes or passwords, IM handles or email addresses for their children using the Internet," according to the NCMEC's press release. And 5% or less of … [Read more...] about Parents unconcerned…