This page from the US Connect Safely group is a discussion based on current research related to adolescent use of the internet. Written in no nonsense terms it seeks to dispell some of the myths currently running through a lot of the media with realistic advice on how to mitigate risk and counter problems. A must read for everyone interested in the issue of internet safety.
Both the Internet and the way young people use technology are constantly changing, but Internet safety messages change very slowly if at all. A few years ago, some of us in the Net safety community started talking about how to adjust our messaging for the much more interactive “Web 2.0.” And we did so, based on the latest research as it emerged. But even those messages are starting to get a bit stale….
Now it’s time for Online Safety 3.0.