Internet & Tech Oct. 15, 2007

When Strangers Contact Teens Online

While the number of teens made uncomfortable by an online experience with someone they do not know is relatively small, certain traits and activities are more likely to attract interactions with unknown individuals, whether unwanted or not.

Internet & Tech Jun. 27, 2007

Mean Teens Online: Forget Sticks and Stones, They’ve Got Mail

Forget sticks and stones, today’s teenagers have got the web at their command and about a third of those online tell a new Pew Internet survey that they have been targets of annoying and potentially menacing online activities.

Internet & Tech Apr. 18, 2007

Teens, Privacy & Online Social Networks

A new survey and a series of focus groups, conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, study teens’ online management of their personal information on social networking websites. The study suggests that internet life poses some potential risks for online teens, e.g. 32% (and 43% of social-networking teens) have been contacted by complete strangers.

Internet & Tech Jan. 7, 2007

Social Networking Websites and Teens

In the past 5 years, social networking sites have rocketed from a niche activity in to a phenomenon that engages tens of millions of internet users.

U.S. Politics May. 30, 2006

Politics and the “DotNet” Generation

Not only is there evidence of a reawakening of young people to public life, but today’s youth are politically distinctive in many ways.

Internet & Tech Apr. 10, 2006

Are “Wired Seniors” Sitting Ducks?

Older internet users, even relative newcomers to the senior ranks, may be easy targets for viruses, spyware and the like. Younger internet users take more chances online, but they also take more precautions.