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ISTTF: Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies

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The Internet Safety Technical Task Force recently completed a year-long inquiry by releasing its Final Report to the Attorneys General of 49 states, sparking a lively public debate about what kinds of risks youth are really facing online, and what should be done to make the Internet safer for them. Task Force chair John Palfrey, along with project co-directors danah boyd and Dena Sacco and Technical Advisory Board Chair Laura DeBonis, present the report’s findings, discuss its major recommendations and field some intriguing questions.

ISTTF: Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies (Audio)

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The Internet Safety Technical Task Force recently completed a year-long inquiry by releasing its Final Report to the Attorneys General of 49 states, sparking a lively public debate about what kinds of risks youth are really facing online, and what should be done to make the Internet safer for them. Task Force chair John Palfrey, along with project co-directors danah boyd and Dena Sacco and Technical Advisory Board Chair Laura DeBonis, present the report’s findings, discuss its major recommendations and field some intriguing questions.

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danah boyd on MyFriends, MySpace

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On June 19, danah boyd participated in the Berkman Luncheon Series to discuss her work and research in the area of social networks. She provided a great historical context to the various sites that have come and gone from the center of Internet activity, as well as some insight into what brought about their successes and failures.

Prior to her presentation she explained, “Publics offer youth a space to engage in cultural identity development. By engaging in public life, youth learn to interpret the cultural signals that surround them and incorporate these cultural elements into their life. For a diverse array of reasons, contemporary youth have limited access to the types of publics with which most adults grew up. As a substitute for these inaccessible publics, networked publics like MySpace and Facebook are emerging to provide contemporary American youth with a necessary site for peer engagement.”

danah boyd is a doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley and a fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Communications.

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danah boyd on MyFriends, MySpace

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On June 19, danah boyd participated in the Berkman Luncheon Series to discuss her work and research in the area of social networks. She provided a great historical context to the various sites that have come and gone from the center of Internet activity, as well as some insight into what brought about their successes and failures.

Download the MP3 (time: 1:19:37)

Prior to her presentation she explained, “Publics offer youth a space to engage in cultural identity development. By engaging in public life, youth learn to interpret the cultural signals that surround them and incorporate these cultural elements into their life. For a diverse array of reasons, contemporary youth have limited access to the types of publics with which most adults grew up. As a substitute for these inaccessible publics, networked publics like MySpace and Facebook are emerging to provide contemporary American youth with a necessary site for peer engagement.”

danah boyd is a doctoral candidate in the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley and a fellow at the USC Annenberg Center for Communications.

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