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

24 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2010 Last revised: 24 May 2014

John G. Palfrey Jr.

Harvard Law School

Urs Gasser

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

danah boyd

Data & Society Research Institute; Microsoft Research

Date Written: February 24, 2010

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.

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1559208

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