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June 8, 2010:

Judge convicts Ark. mom in Facebook flap with son (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 9:52 PM

An Arkansas woman who locked her son out of his Facebook account and posted her own items there was convicted Thursday of misdemeanor harassment and ordered not to have contact with the teenager. Clark County District Judge Randy Hill ordered Denise New, of Arkadelphia, to pay a $435 fine and complete anger-management and parenting classes. […]

June 6, 2010:

Third Circuit rehears online speech cases (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 4:24 AM

PENNSYLVANIA – Two cases regarding student online speech were argued before the full Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today after two three-judge panels of the Third Circuit handed down conflicting opinions last February.

In the case of Layshock v. Hermitage School District, a ...

May 16, 2010:

Judge moves against Facebook youth group (2 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 12:30 AM

Argentinian justice orders site to block youngsters' truancy campaign BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A judge in the Argentine province of Mendoza has ordered Facebook to shut groups created by minors to organize mass truancy from school. The order by judge Alfredo Dantiacq Sanchez comes after more than 2,000 adolescents in schools across the province's capital […]

May 2, 2010:

In New Jersey, a Civics Lesson in the Internet Age (No Comments)Posted in: News by newtown @ 8:06 AM

It was a silent call to arms: an easy-to-overlook message urging New Jersey students to take a stand against the budget cuts that threaten class sizes and choices as well as after-school activities. But some 18,000 students accepted the invitation posted last month on Facebook, the social media site better known for publicizing parties and sporting events. And on Tuesday many of them — and many others — walked out of class in one of the largest grass-roots demonstrations to hit New Jersey in years.

April 26, 2010:

Online Privacy Actually Does Matter To Youth: STUDY (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 1:13 AM

All the dirty laundry younger people seem to air on social networks these days might lead older Americans to conclude that today's tech-savvy generation doesn't care about privacy. Such an assumption fits happily with declarations that privacy is dead, as online marketers and social sites such as Facebook try to persuade people to share even […]

April 7, 2010:

High School's 'new girl,' driven to suicide by teenage cyber bullies (5 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 10:32 PM

Nine Massachusetts teenagers were indicted Monday for driving a pretty 15-year-old "new girl" from Ireland to suicide in a case that has become a symbol of high school and online bullying. The sweeping charges - which come after months of complaints that the bullies weren't being punished - include statutory rape, violation of civil rights […]

March 31, 2010:

Clinic opens for children addicted to video games and the internet (2 Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 5:49 PM

Doctors claim to have opened the first dedicated clinic in Britain to treat children addicted to video games and other technology. Capio Nightingale Hospital, a private facility in Central London, introduced the service after calls from parents concerned about their children’s use of games, the internet, or mobile phones. A spokeswoman for the hospital said […]

March 27, 2010:

Professor develops new method to catch cheaters (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 5:51 PM

A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology devised a clever way to detect student cheating on homework in his introductory physics course—and found about 50 percent more cheating than students reported in anonymous surveys. And he discovered that frequent cheaters ended up bombing their exams. The professor, David E. Pritchard, led a research team […]

March 26, 2010:

'Big Brother' watches Sacramento Valley students (No Comments)Posted in: News by SoulRiser @ 5:56 PM

A warning for thousands of students in the Sacramento Valley: If you took a test or failed to turn in homework today, your parents may already have that information. Students at Natomas Middle School in Sacramento are well aware that an Internet Web site known as Power School is helping parents keep tabs on them. […]

March 22, 2010:

Quit it with the teen trashing (in honour of teens who like using technology) (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 12:55 AM

by Tabatha Southey At first I was only mildly bothered by an editorial cartoon that appeared in this paper on Monday. The cartoon showed four loutish, slovenly adolescents, three of whom were saying "Whadda you wanna do?" or "I dunno, whadda you wanna do?" and then there was a final teenager saying, "Something sedentary and […]

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