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Internet Safer; for Children, Than Most think

This article from eschoolnews.com may help to alleviate fears of internet use by today's youth, and hopefully the blinkered bureaucrats who are holding back much innovavtive work in many class rooms

In a report released March 31, the researchers saw a nearly fivefold jump in arrests for soliciting undercover investigators who posed as juveniles--to 3,100 in 2006, up from 644 in 2000, the last time the study was conducted.

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The New Hampshire center's data from 2000 have been widely cited in internet safety circles, but they predate the popularity of social networks such as News Corp.'s MySpace. In providing the update, the researchers are hoping to assuage fears that parents might have about their children spending time in such online hangouts.

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