2012 Program

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Thursday, August 2 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Online Safety Reality Check

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As a participant observer and youth advocate in the online safety field for 15 years and having served on two national task forces on the subject, I'll be talking about how the field unfolded and how the research in youth-online-risk has been misrepresented since the early days of the Web. So this presentation will be a reality check, providing the key research findings in both youth-online-risk and social-media research and some context to the public discussion on this issue. I will also offer some thought on how children learn good online safety and citizenship practices best.

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Anne Collier

Executive Director, Net Family News Inc
Executive Director of Net Family News, Inc., and co-director of ConnectSafely.org, Anne Collier co-authored a Parents' Guide to Facebook (fbparents.org) and MySpace Unraveled: A Parents' Guide to Teen Social Networking (Peachpit Press, 2006). She recently co-chaired the Online Safety... Read More →

Thursday August 2, 2012 9:15am - 10:00am