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Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives by Urs Gasser, John Palfrey

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SAFETY
ALTHOUGH THE ISSUE OF ONLINE PRIVACY POSES REAL DANGERS AND GENUINE challenges, evidence shows that it is not what parents of Digital Natives are losing the most sleep over. The first concern for most people is safety. Parents and teachers of Digital Natives worry a lot about digital safety—far more than Digital Natives themselves do. It’s often the first thing that people mention on their list of concerns about what their kids are up to online. Predators who search online for vulnerable minors; ubiquitous pornography; Internet addiction; cyberbullying—the list of dangers lurking within the family computer goes on and on, stoked by breathless nightly news stories about Internet-related crimes. A steady stream of government reports reinforces ...

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