I am a HUGE fan of Frontline. I regularly watch the shows in their entirety online (I don’t own a TV haven’t since 1995 – when I left home).
Their next show is called Growing Up Online. It should be interesting to see how they cover the subject. Just in case you are wondering the didn’t forget to cover “online sexual predators.”
MySpace. YouTube. Facebook. Nearly every teen in America is on the Internet every day, socializing with friends and strangers alike, “trying on” identities, and building a virtual profile of themselves–one that many kids insist is a more honest depiction of who they really are than the person they portray at home or in school.
In “Growing Up Online,” FRONTLINE 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. From cyber bullying to instant “Internet fame,” to the specter of online sexual predators, FRONTLINE producer Rachel Dretzin investigates the risks, realities and misconceptions of teenage self-expression on the World Wide Web.