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Study: Most teens are responsible online

USA Today<
January 8th, 2007
USA Today reports that a new study concludes that most users of the popular social networking site MySpace.com don't display revealing information or photographs that could attract pedophiles. However, the study also finds that a notable percentage continue to post potentially provocative photos. Justin Patchin, assistant professor of criminal justice at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire--who conducted the study with Sameer Hinduja, a criminology professor at Florida Atlantic University--says that "kids are using MySpace responsibly. They are getting the message." The study found that 91 percent of teen profiles reviewed did not list full names. In addition, 40 percent...

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  • Study: Most teens are responsible online

    USA Today
    January 8th, 2007
    USA Today reports that a new study concludes that most users of the popular social networking site MySpace.com don't display revealing information or photographs that could attract pedophiles. However, the study also finds that a notable percentage continue to post potentially provocative photos. Justin Patchin, assistant professor of criminal justice at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire--who conducted the study with Sameer Hinduja, a criminology professor at Florida Atlantic University--says that "kids are using MySpace responsibly. They are getting the message." The study found that 91 percent of teen profiles reviewed did not list full names. In addition, 40 percent...

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