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Resources,  May 01, 2007

Minding MySpace: Balancing the benefits and risks of online social networks

"Schools are hard-pressed to balance the benefits and risks posed by kids' online social networks. Web sites such as MySpace, Facebook, LiveJournal and Xanga make it easy for students to post photos, personal information video clips and music files, and to build networks of 'friends' across the country. But they also pose an irresistible lure to pedophiles, and they can be abused by children who use them to post scurrilous attacks on teachers, administrators and other adults. They also contribute to 'cyberbullying' attacks by students on their peers. Carol Brydolf surveys the terrain of this brave new world for the California School Boards Association's California Schools magazine, offering school governance teams expert opinions on how to work with the emerging technology."

URL: http://www.csba.org/csmag/csMagStoryTemplate.cfm?id=168
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Posted by wrivenburgh on May 01, 2007 | Resources
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