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Studies Suggest 'It's Complicated' When It Comes to Teens and Online Ethics

posted Sep 26, 2010, 1:24 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 1, 2010, 4:22 PM ]
The online behaviors of youth and how to improve and correct them are part of how researcher Carrie James feels new media can be used to address the world’s challenges. The study explores youth identity, privacy, ownership, authority, credibility and participation.

The video has more information than the short article. Research looks at cyber-bullying, cheating in online games, what types of sharing is appropriate in social media, etc. Most prevalent way of thinking for online youth is a very individualist view - do not feel responsible for anyone else but oneself. Teens do not see online life as "real" or as a medium of communication that has real-life consequences.

Two versions of the same article/video:
Via Mashable
Via AOL News

Update 10/5: This is very relevant in the news lately, with an increase in teen suicides as a possible result from cyber-bullying. Recent article on Tyler Clementi via NY Times.
Update 11/1: Very depressing list of all the cyber-bullying related suicides from 2010 via Jezbel.