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Teens Create their Own Space Online

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Teens Create their Own Space Online

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Teens Create their Own Space Online

Teens Create their Own Space Online

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The popularity of Myspace.com is driven by teens' easy familiarity with technology and a desire to make friends. But the young people who use such social networking sites may not realize there are dangers as well.

Guests:

Amanda Lenhart, senior research specialist at the Pew Internet and American Life Project

Danah Boyd, graduate student at UC Berkeley and a researcher at Yahoo! Research Berkeley; studies new media use among young people

Parry Aftab, privacy lawyer and children's advocate specializing in Internet crime