Bullying as True Drama - Important op-ed by researchers Danah Boyd and Alice Marwick that points out often missed facts: 1) we must talk to teens in the language they use and 2) Antibullying efforts cannot and will not be successful if they only make teenagers feel victimized without also providing them the support to go from a position of victimization to one of empowerment.
Screen time higher than ever for children Children under 8 are spending more time than ever in front of screens
Kids entering digital age earlier than ever According to research from Sesame Workshop, the non-profit behind Sesame Street, about a quarter of US kids are going online daily by the age of three.
- As Bullies go Digital, Parents Play Catchup
Must read article from the New York Times, about the complexities of parenting in the digital age
- A predator is lurking: FBI agent offers safety tips to kids and parents
Interview w Supervisory Special Agent Tom Lawler, part of the inspiration for WTGP
- A Girl's Nude Photo, and Altered Lives
New York Times article about how authorities struggling to deal with "sexting", and the lasting impact of an impulsive act on one young girl
- Apple to offer anti-sexting technology
Useful piece on Facebook Settings