Growing up Online

Growing up Online

DVD - 2008
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MySpace. YouTube. Facebook. Friendster. Nearly every teen in America is on the Internet every day. They socialize with friends and strangers alike. Peers inside the world of this cyber-savvy generation through the eyes of teens and their parents, who often find themselves on opposite sides of a new digital divide. A generation with a radically different notion of privacy and personal space, today's adolescents are grappling with issues their parents never had to deal with. Investigates the risks, realities, and misconceptions of teenage self-expression on the World Wide Web.
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2008.
ISBN: 9780793694228
Call Number: 302.231 GROWING
Characteristics: 1 DVD (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Internet and teenagers.
Teenagers -- Social networks.
Self-perception in adolescence.
Digital video disc.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction films.
Alternative Title: Frontline (Television program)


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Nov 19, 2013

One of the most heart-wrenching aspects of Internet use is cyberbullying that results in suicide of one of participants.
Someone on line harms or harasses other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.
In this 60-minute documentary is a case of Ryan Patrick Halligan (December 18, 1989 – October 7, 2003), who was an American student from Essex Junction,
Vermont, and who committed suicide at the age of 13 after being bullied from his classmates in real life and cyberbullying online.
Ryan was repeatedly sent homophobic instant messages, and was threatened, taunted and insulted incessantly.
I think teachers should do something so that kids remain unharmed and enjoy their lives.
In any case this film is an informative and thought-provoking documentary.

Dec 04, 2010

This is a very informative DVD. Interesting to see the younger generation and how they are dealing with technology.


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