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Does 'slanegirl' Show Social Media Growing Up?

Sandy Garossino | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Know what's really great about Facebook and Instagram? No slanegirl. On Aug. 18, some undoubtedly intoxicated teens engaged in public oral sex at an Eminem concert. Photos were taken, shared and posted within minutes. At least two guys were instantly heralded across the web as heroes (literally), but the 17-year-old girl involved met an entirely different fate: within minutes she was globally famous as #slanegirl. Twitter, tumblr and Google erupted with photos. At lightning speed she was named, shamed, then hospitalized and sedated. So much for equality.

Telling Internet-Savvy Teens To Use "Common Sense" Is Garbage

Melissa Carr | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

Recently, I engaged in a bit of a Twitter-debate around Internet dangers and kids. Our children are making adult decisions online and it's argued that these protections should be the responsibility of social media companies. Those who oppose restrictions and protections argue that it is up to parents to teach children best judgement and to exercise common sense online. I think this is absolutely absurd.

Raffi vs. Cyberbullies

CP | Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

TORONTO - Children's entertainer and advocate Raffi says he was "shaken" and "angry" when he heard about the death of Amanda Todd, a British Columbia ...