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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Young People's Use of Online Safety Tools

 



In 2021, there isn’t a simple answer about how Generation Z relates to the digital world. They are simultaneously enthusiastic yet trepidatious, seeing both value and risk in spending time online. They understand that this technology plays a crucial role in their lives, and therefore they may need to live with some risk to their online safety to reap the rewards. While the technical and social terrain of young people’s digital lives may be complicated, we see that there is interest, aptitude, and willingness to continue trying to make the online world a better and safer place.

This report aims to center young people's attitudes and experiences in the discussion around online safety, learn from their feedback about what remains difficult, and provide parents, educators, and industry with better blueprints to continue creating solutions. 

Source: Family Online Safety Institute

https://www.fosi.org/policy-research/managing-the-narrative?mc_cid=09dae4a9f6&mc_eid=724059a0e1


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

[PDF] Bystander Intervention on Social Media

Executive Summary: Over four billion people worldwide are estimated to use social media by 2025. Though a majority of people use social media to engage with family and friends, people also use platforms and apps to obtain news and engage with …

https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Bystander_Intervention_finalreport.pdf 


Cyberbullying in 2021 by Age, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Race

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In May-June 2021, we collected new data from a nationally representative sample of 2,546 US youth between the ages of 13 and 17 to better understand their positive and negative experiences online. This is the type of research we do on a regular basis, and it helps us to keep our finger on the proverbial pulse of what’s going on in the lives of American teens. Even though Cyberbullying has remained an all-too familiar social problem in 2021 that many families, communities, schools, and other youth-serving organizations continue to grapple with. Indeed, we saw a 40% increase in its incidence since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: https://cyberbullying.org/cyberbullying-statistics-age-gender-sexual-orientation-race

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

 

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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