Last week I wrote about why we don't need to be so afraid (of the Net where our kids are concerned); this week why we are. I've been asking myself that for more than a decade, and I have my theories, but watching David Finkelhor's talk "The Internet, Youth Deviance & the Problem of Juvenoia" was a breakthrough for me. See if it is for you.... Here's how Dr. Finkelhor, who has studied child … [Read more...] about Net-related ‘juvenoia,’ Part 2: So why are we afraid?
Referred to variously as technopanic, predator panic, cyberbullying panic, etc., a lot of fear and anxiety has developed around the intersection of youth and the Internet. Very interestingly, last fall David Finkelhor – director of the University of New Hampshire's Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC) and lead author of the US's first national study on youth risk online in 2000 – used … [Read more...] about ‘Juvenoia,’ Part 1: Why Internet fear is overrated
Brace yourselves, people. "Trust" is coming to a theater near you. As the first comment under the trailer in YouTube put it, "To Catch a Predator The Movie?" I've only seen the trailer of David Schwimmer's film, but I've been watching the blogosphere about it since last fall, frankly in a little bit of denial, because it worries me greatly. I didn't even want to draw to it the teeny bit of … [Read more...] about A film I *hope* won’t have much impact