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This resource helps educators integrate Web and mobile technologies and tools into classroom instruction and offers a model for selecting appropriate tools and technologies for K–12 settings.
Chapter 5: Social Networks
Whether it's the local mall, a skating rink, a pizza parlor, or a nearby park, teenagers like to gather in places where they can hang out with their friends. But adults have made it increasingly difficult for teens to meet face-to-face outside of structured events. There are all kinds of reasons for this trend—parents of younger children object to loud, sometimes unruly groups of kids taking over a corner of a park and business people fear that these kids (who tend to spend limited amounts of money) drive off older customers who take their discretionary income elsewhere to make purchases. Parents express concerns about the safety of their own teens, alarmed by reports of smoking, drinking, and other illegal behaviors taking place ...