Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube Vow to Halt Hate Speech

Social media can be a place where racists spread messages of intolerance and terrorists radicalize young people. In order to promote a respectful online environment, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Microsoft have pledged to review hate speech, and other racist, violent, or illegal content posted on their sites, within 24 hours….

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More Facebook Friends, More Stress

Researchers at the University of Montreal recently studied Facebook users ages 12 to 17. They found that teens with 300 or more friends on the social networking site were more likely to have higher levels of stress hormones. This was true even when researchers ignored other stress-causing factors, like school….

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Can you find the Facebook report abuse link?

Parents and educators often have a difficult time finding the report abuse link on Facebook. I have had a number of calls recently from adults trying to help young teens remove embarrassing photos that other individuals have posted of them on Facebook. In the last two instances the adult needed…

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Ban School, Open Facebook

There is much consternation among parents and educators alike about the perceived criminogenic nature of social networking websites. Despite some evidence that its popularity among some teens is beginning to wane, Facebook is still the most prominent figure in this space. As such, it tends to receive the brunt of…

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