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  • Published: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2007.
  • Year Published: 2007
  • Description: 232 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780737738001 (pbk)
  • 0737738006 (pbk)
  • 0737737999 (hardback)
  • 9780737737998 (hardback)


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Call number: 004.678 On

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor

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Ch. 1 Should parents limit teens' use of social networking web sites? Yes, online social networking is harmful to teens: MySpace encourages teen involvement with porn / Rebecca Hagelin -- MySpace should be limited to adults only / Faith Alice Wright -- MySpace exposes teens to crude and disturbing material / Catherine Saillant -- No, online social networking is beneficial to teens: The pros outnumber the cons for MySpace / Melanie Galvan -- Social networking plays an important role in young people's lives / Gary Stager -- Teens need privacy from parents / Michael Thompson -- Teens need a place to see and be seen by peers / danah boyd -- Adults should become role models for teens on MySpace / Stephen Downes -- Ch. 2 Should Congress require schools and libraries to block networking sites? Yes, social networking web sites are dangerous and should be blocked: Safeguards are needed at schools and libraries / Greg Abbott -- Children must be protected from the content of social networking web sites / Elizabeth Racine -- The Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) should be passed / Frederick Upton -- No, requiring social networking web sites to be blocked would do harm: Blocking social networking web sites would not make the internet safer / Michael Resnick -- Blocking social networking web sites would hurt poor children / Sonia Arrison -- Blocking social networking web sites would deprive children of educational opportunities / Beth Yoke -- Laws should target sex offenders, not web sites they visit / Adam Thierer -- Online social networking should not be feared / Vicki A. Davis

Ch. 3 Who is using online social networking? Sexual predators find victims through online social networking / CBS News -- Pornographers expose children to obscenity at online social networking sites / Tom Rodgers -- Gang members and wannabes meet on social networking web sites / Katherine Leal Unmuth -- Bullies use social networking web sites to terrorize other teens / Steven Swinford -- Schools use social networking web sites to catch athletes who break rules / Maria Sacchetti -- Authors use social networking web sites to connect with readers / Rachel Kraker Bussel -- Political candidates and nonprofit organizations use social networking web sites / Kate Kaye -- Online social networking is being used to oppose genocide / Ivan Boothe -- Christian young people use social networking web sites / Steve Hewitt -- A social networking web site for Muslims is growing rapidly / Anayat Durrani -- Ch. 4 How is online social networking changing society? The difference between "real" and online is no longer clear-cut / Amanda Gefter -- What used to be private thoughts are now made public / Tara Bahrampour -- Online social networking has altered the rules of social interaction / Dan Bobkoff -- Online social networking is changing the way people mourn / Warren St. John -- MySpace is becoming a marketing madhouse / Wade Roush -- Users of social networking web sites are not passive consumers / Howard Rheingold -- Online social networking enables users to be part of a global community / Eston Bond, interviewed by Kevin Farnham.

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