MySpace and Internet Safety

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Four families have sued MySpace, the social networking website, after their daughters were abused by people they met through the site.  The parents are disappointed that the site did not establish safety measures for their younger users earlier than they did.  Recently however, MySpace has launched partnerships with law enforcement and started efforts to educate… Read more »

Opinion Piece by Amy Jordan

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Here at CMCH we have long followed the research of Amy Jordan, director of the Media and the Developing Child sector of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Today she had an opinion piece published in the San Francisco Chronicle titled Subjecting Our Youth to Cyberspace Experiments, where she points out… Read more »

Are Ads Playing Our Children?

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The topic of advertising to children has been all over the news lately; here are two reasons why: First, a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that children are the targets of ad campaigns called "advergaming" which combine online games with a company’s logo and brand message.  It’s one of the newest trends… Read more »