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A Student Guide to Personal Publishing

Sameer and I recently wrote a concise “Student Guide to Personal Publishing” which was published by Jostens (the class ring and yearbook company).  They contacted us looking for information they could provide to students, parents, and educators about being safe and responsible when publishing material both online and off.  While we regularly discuss these issues…

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A Student Guide to Personal Publishing

Sameer and I recently wrote a concise “Student Guide to Personal Publishing” which was published by Jostens (the class ring and yearbook company).  They contacted us looking for information they could provide to students, parents, and educators about being safe and responsible when publishing material both online and off.  While we regularly discuss these issues…

Cyberbullying Research Summary: Changes in Adolescent Online Social Networking Behaviors from 2006 to 2009 Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Research Summary: Changes in Adolescent Online Social Networking Behaviors from 2006 to 2009

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja This Research Summary summarizes how youth are modifying their use of social networking sites as it relates to online privacy and the disclosure of personal information. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2010). Cyberbullying research summary: Changes in Adolescent Online Social Networking Behaviors from 2006 to 2009. Cyberbullying Research…

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Should Parents Ban Access to Facebook?

Our colleague Anne Collier from NetFamilyNews made us aware of an email that Anthony Orsini, a middle school principal from New Jersey, sent to parents a couple of weeks ago imploring them to prohibit their children from participating in social networking sites. As reported on CBS and elsewhere, the letter Orsini sent to parents included…

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Implications for teachers who socialize with students online, and how to avoid them

Let’s return to our multi-post (here, here, and here) discussion of student and teacher interaction on social networking sites or in other online venues. Social networks such as Facebook and MySpace are primarily for socializing. “Socializing” involves interacting for social purposes, and “social purposes” are those marked by friendly companionship with others. It seems, therefore,…

Students and teachers becoming a little too “friendly” in cyberspace

As we have previously discussed, a recent article published in Education Week entitled Policies Target Teacher-Student Cyber Talk suggests that some educators and pupils are informally connecting and chatting online with increasing frequency, where relatively innocent interactions may have the potential to escalate into inappropriate relationships. While such cases seem to occur rarely, a few…

Trends in Online Social Networking: Adolescent Use of MySpace over Time

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja MySpace has received a significant amount of negative attention from the media and many concerned adults, who point to several isolated incidents where predators have contacted, become involved with and even assaulted adolescents whom they met through the popular social networking web site. Furthermore, concerned parents have expressed…

Cyberbullying Research Summary: Trends in Adolescent Social Networking Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Research Summary: Trends in Adolescent Social Networking

By Justin W. Patchin and Sameer Hinduja This Research Summary summarizes the changes that are occurring related to youth use of MySpace across multiple years. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2010). Cyberbullying research summary: Trends in Online Social Networking. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from https://cyberbullying.org/myspace_youth_research_over_time.pdf Download PDF

Cyberbullying Research Summary: Personal Information of Adolescents on the Internet Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Research Summary: Personal Information of Adolescents on the Internet

By Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin This Research Summary summarizes our MySpace research concerning the extent to which adolescents post personal information on their profile pages. Hinduja, S. & Patchin, J. (2009). Cyberbullying research summary: Personal information of adolescents on the Internet. Cyberbullying Research Center. Retrieved [insert date], from https://cyberbullying.org/myspace_youth_research.pdf Download PDF

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Lori Drew Officially Acquitted

Well, it’s official.  On Sunday, U.S. District Judge George Wu acquitted Lori Drew of all federal criminal charges for her involvement in the suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier.  As you may recall, back in November a jury initially found Drew guilty of three misdemeanor charges of illegally accessing a protected computer (in essence, she was…