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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:
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”
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