parenting

Three Conversations for Parents: Navigating Networked Publics

This post was originally written for A Platform For Good.org, a new site dedicated to creating opportunities for young people and adults to engage with technology in a healthy way.

Parenting is hard.

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Why Parents Help Children Violate Facebook’s 13+ Rule

Announcing new journal article: “Why Parents Help Their Children Lie to Facebook About Age: Unintended Consequences of the ‘Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act’” by danah boyd, Eszter Hargittai, Jason Schultz, and John Palfrey, First Monday.

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Digital Self-Harm and Other Acts of Self-Harassment

Sometimes, things aren’t what they appear to be. And, in those cases, jumping to the wrong conclusion can be a disservice to everyone.

After I first wrote about Formspring 7 months ago, I couldn’t stop thinking about teens who chose to respond to vicious or harassing questions (since only responses are ever posted publicly).

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Facebook & Helicopter Parenting

I recently received an email from a teen that I speak with that piqued my interest. I thought I’d share it with you:

 

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Marketing to Moms? Read the Digital Mom Report

by: Guy Kawasaki

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musing about social networks and g/local cultures

by: danah boyd

While taking a break from my dissertation to do my taxes, my mind wandered back to my data. I started reflecting on how the new suburbia* parents I met when interviewing teens knew few other adults in their community. They knew other adults in passing - fellow churchgoers, parents of kids' friends, etc. but many didn't really socialize outside the family.

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how youth find privacy in interstitial spaces

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