Navigation Links
Teens need to Exercise Caution While Using Online Blogs

An analysis of 68 randomly selected web logs, maintained by teenagers from age 13 to 17, has revealed the prevalent tendencies of bloggers to provide personal information, //thus making them vulnerable to cyber stalking and teasing. David Huffaker, a Northwestern University researcher, involved in the technology and social behavior program, will be presenting the study on Teenage Internet Behavior at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in St. Louis.

Huffaker feels that Blogs contribute to building social connections and is therefore good for the development of teen identity that is in the explorative stage during adolescence. The blogs, equal samples from male and female teens were studied minutely, to reveal that nearly 70 percent opened up with their real names, 61% gave their contact information, some 30% gave the link to their personal home page, and 44% gave their Instant Messenger contact details.

"Studying teen blogs highlights the fact that blogging is not an individual pursuit in the way teen diaries once were. Instead, blogs are used by teens to form a small or large community," says Huffaker.

Teen Blogs have become a forum, to share feelings, thoughts, and experiences. About 50% of the blogs had stories about love affairs, infatuations, sexuality debates and homosexuality opinions. 71% also discussed school topics, homework, grades and stuff along with music preferences.

The negative effects of such blogging patterns cannot be dismissed, exposing teen to bullying and adult teasing. Huffaker gives an example of a study where nearly 2,500 children aged 10 to 17 years have come out with reports of being threatened or harassed online, including sexual innuendos , which has been received by one in five teenagers. Some even had to face phone calls, money, gifts and requests for a date.

In Huffaker’s opinion, these blogging negatives can be offset with intelligent software packages tha t can offer password protection, to gain entry into online dairies that will be open only to close friends.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Teens turning to Internet for medical queries
2. Teens listen to parents about smoking
3. Teens Misusing Nicotine-Replacement Products
4. What Makes Teens take Drugs
5. Teens vitamin D deficiency an epidemic
6. Teens break bones due to lack of milk
7. Teens and women are more at risk of getting sunburned
8. Teens with diabetes may be already having cardiac problems
9. Anti-tobacco Advertising Can Reduces smoking Among Teens
10. Teens not interested in early sleep
11. Canadian Teens "Woefully Ignorant" About Sex
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Smile ... dental groups in the United States, today announced the grand opening of another ... , Patients will enjoy convenient hours, a comfortable office, and full-service care ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... A Cure for Covid-19 “PTS” with Mediation & ... the planet are in a state of panic, experiencing deep anxiety, immense stress, and right ... a solution is timely when most people on the planet are experiencing a great degree ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... directly with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, as well as supporting ... parent education, adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff development. She joined the ...
(Date:8/29/2020)... ... 2020 , ... When professor and author Randy Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic ... Rather than become melancholic, however, he put together a final lecture in Carnegie Hall ... took a negative situation and turned it into something that inspired millions of people ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... WHAT , ... treat patients with respiratory conditions, including COVID-19, while reducing the need for scarce ... it captures exhaled gas and scrubs it free of carbon dioxide in a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... , ... AseptiScope, a privately funded San Diego, California based, clinical innovation company, ... , “AseptiScope is pleased to receive this recognition,” said Kelly Powers, AseptiScope ... their hands, goggles on their eyes, covers on their shoes, and gowns on their ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... As the U.S. struggles in its 6th month ... the Coronavirus. Wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your hands. Prevention is the ... it best in 1977, “How much better it is to prevent disease than to ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... 2020 , ... NucleusHealth, LLC, a provider of market leading ... Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Dr. Vishal Verma, the previous CEO, will transition ... , Mr. Hooton, a seasoned business executive, joined the company in February 2014 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: