Digital Citizenship Research: Teens, Kindness & Cruelty on Social Network Sites


Subjects: Digital Literacy, Ethics & Communities, Internet Safety & Security
Grade Level: N/A
Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, the Family Online Safety Institute & Cable in the Classroom

Cable in the Classroom helped underwrite a study on digital citizenship with the Pew Internet and American Life Project and the Family Online Safety Institute. We wanted to see how youth develop their expectations of how they should behave and how they expect to be treated when online.  The insights this research gives us into what teens encounter online, and how they learn from and respond to that, is important in helping us see where and how adults can best intervene and guide children towards becoming safe and smart digital citizens.

The research, Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites, was released at the FOSI Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on November 9th, 2011. 

Digital Citizenship Research: Teens, Kindness & Cruelty on Social Network Sites

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