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ERIC Number: EJ814337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2569
Online Network Use in Schools: Social and Educational Opportunities
Notley, Tanya
Youth Studies Australia, v27 n3 p20-29 Sep 2008
Most state governments in Australia have banned popular online networking sites from public schools after these sites were accused of supporting a broad host of threats to young people. This paper questions the effectiveness of these bans in light of recent empirical research that highlights the social and educational benefits that can accrue from young people's online network use. In doing so, this paper argues for a more informed policy debate that considers not only the risks involved in using online networks, but also the opportunities online networks afford and the capabilities young people require to use them effectively. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia