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Hi all,

I received an announcement today for an important study, see below. These
researchers are exploring the impact of "social media" in various areas of
society - corporate, higher education, and non-profit.

This is REALLLY IMPORTANT from the perspective of opening schools up to
allow students to use Web 2.0 tools. How are schools going to effectively
prepare students to effectively and responsibly use these technologies for
their future education and work in a Web 2.0 world?

> We are pleased to announce the release of a groundbreaking new piece of social
> media research. 
> This new study revisits our original survey of corporate social media (The
> Hype is Real: Social Media Invades the Inc. 500, released in early 2007) to
> provide the first statistically significant longitudinal look at business
> usage of social media.
> A detailed executive summary can be downloaded here:
> P.S. Our previous studies can be found here:
> Corporate Social Media:
> Higher-Ed Social Media:
> Non-Profit Social Media:

I am working on a narrated slides presentation entitled Effective Internet
Use Management in a Web 2.0 World. This will be ready the end of August
(assuming I do not exhaust myself trying to do what I am trying to do this
summer - with 3 kids home ;-)) and downloadable from my web site. I will
also have handouts, a model Internet use policy, and a planning template to
guide schools in the shift that is necessary to deal with the fact that
filters are not working and we need to expand into the Web 2.0 World.

Cutting edge educational technology innovators will likely find my materials
a bit dull. My objective is to communicate effectively and pragmatically to
administrators and teachers who are more worried about the risks.

Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D.
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use

Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social
Aggression, Threats, and Distress (Research Press)

Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Use the
Internet Safely and Responsibly (Jossey-Bass)

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