ITCC500 Week 2 Assignment Student Example 2

Trending toward a less safe internet 5 annotated

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Unformatted text preview: with knowledge, some common sense and other tools, such as solid anti-virus programs and firewalls are key, but the trend seems to be toward a less safe Internet experience. Trending Toward a Less Safe Internet 5 Annotated Bibliography McGlaun, S. (2008). “Study: Social Networking Sites Endanger Children Less Than IMs, Chat Rooms.” Available at: http://www.dailytech.com/Study+Social+Networking+Sites+Not+Endangering+Children/a rticle10578.htm. Accessed on: Feb 19, 2011. The author supports the hypothesis that the trend towards social networking is dangerous, but that instant messengers are more dangerous than social networking websites. The author cites a particular study by child health researchers, Michele Ybarra of Internet Solutions for Kids and Kimberly Mitchell of the University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Center. She supports her contention that IM’s and chat rooms with quantitative data from this study of 1600 children between 10 and 15 years old. Tucker, J. (2009). “Social networking has hidden dangers for teens.” Available at: http://articles.sfgate.com/2009-08-10/news/17175229_1_social-networking-sitessocial-networking-teens. Accessed on: Feb 19, 2011. The author summarizes her findings of a survey of 1000 teens and 1000 parents regarding online activities, in particular with respect to social networking. She seems to support the hypothesis, with her findings, that the Internet has become less safe. The article links well with Gonzalez (2009) with respect to privacy concerns over the copyrights of photos, once posted to an Internet profile. She offers some hard quantitative data regarding teens’ habits on the Internet. Bauer, L. (2009). “Study says cyberspace not so dangerous, but authorities urge caution, vigilance.” Available at: http://www.physorg.com/news151510052.html. Accessed on Feb 19, 2011. The author cites a study led by “Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society” regarding...
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