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Are the Kids on the Internet Alright After All?

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A generation of teens lives more in the virtual world than the real one and adult anxiety is producing calls for a crackdown on social networking sites. But Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram are now the places where kids can do what kids always do: hang out with their peers. They may give up their privacy, submit to commercial exploitation and become vulnerable to cyber-bullying, but researchers say that's not the whole story. We hear from one who's embedded herself with teenagers and reports on how the world looks from their point of view.

 

 

Credits

Guests:
Danah Boyd - Microsoft Research - @zephoria, Emily Bazelon - New York Times Magazine / Yale Law School - @EmilyBazelon, Frank Koughan - television producer and writer - @Koughan

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George, Kareem Maddox, Sonya Geis