Monday, January 19, 2009

The Moral (Panic) of the Story

An article in the New York Times entitled "Report Calls Online Threats to Children Overblown" draws attention to the work of Harvard's Internet Safety Technical Task Force, which has addressed several current moral panics based on fears of online sexual predators and other anxieties about the vulnerabilities of the young to anti-social practices that seem to be facilitated by the very existence of social media.

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