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Response to FCC Notice of Inquiry 09-94: Empowering Parents and Protecting Children in an Evolving Media Landscape


John G. Palfrey Jr.


Harvard Law School

Urs Gasser


Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society; University of St. Gallen

danah boyd


Microsoft Research; New York University (NYU) - Department of Media, Culture, and Communication; University of New South Wales (UNSW); Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society

February 24, 2010

Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2010-02
Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 10-19

Abstract:     
This paper is a response to the FCC's Notice of Inquiry (09-94) on Empowering Parents and Protecting Children in an Evolving Media Landscape (PDF). The response synthesizes current research and data on the media practices of youth, focusing on three main areas -- 1) Risky Behaviors and Online Safety, 2) Privacy, Publicity and Reputation, and 3) Information Dissemination, Youth-Created Content and Quality of Information -- in order to highlight issues of genuine concern, such as growing participation and literacy gaps, and, crucially, in order to discuss the positive and creative opportunities that electronic media provide for young people. In each area, potential policy responses are discussed.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: online behavior, social media, education, privacy, risk

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Date posted: March 2, 2010 ; Last revised: May 24, 2014

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Palfrey, John G. and Gasser, Urs and boyd, danah, Response to FCC Notice of Inquiry 09-94: Empowering Parents and Protecting Children in an Evolving Media Landscape (February 24, 2010). Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2010-02; Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 10-19. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1559208

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John G. Palfrey Jr. (Contact Author)
Harvard Law School ( email )
1545 Massachusetts Avenue
Areeda Hall 511
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Urs Gasser
Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society ( email )
Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
HOME PAGE: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/people/ugasser.html
University of St. Gallen ( email )
Research Center for Information Law
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CH-9000 St.Gallen
Switzerland
HOME PAGE: www.fir.unisg.ch
Danah Boyd
Microsoft Research ( email )
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Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
HOME PAGE: http://research.microsoft.com/
New York University (NYU) - Department of Media, Culture, and Communication ( email )
239 Greene St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003-1836
United States
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia
Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society
Harvard Law School
23 Everett, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
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