Claiming Space


Subject: Internet Safety & Security
Grade Level: All
Source: Cable in the Classroom

Broadcasting the Personal - While it may be easy, even appealing, to disregard the wildly popular social-networking sites that have captivated students, to do so is to miss an opportunity to meet adolescents and teens where they are: on a quest to define who they are.  The Web is well suited to their developmental needs, providing both the space and tools that support self-expression.  Each person makes choices about how to personalize event blogs, biographical sketches, and ever-evolving friend lists.


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