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C.J. Pascoe

C.J. Pascoe

A sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley, Pascoe is studying teenagers and digital media for the university's MacArthur Foundation-sponsored Digital Youth Research project. She offers here a fascinating glimpse into the public and the private worlds that teens are making online.

Steve Maher

Steve Maher

A social studies teacher for 11 years, Maher has been teaching for the past five years in the upscale community of Chatham, N.J. A strong advocate of technology in the classroom, Maher sees his role as preparing students for the digital age where what they know will not be as important as how they evaluate information from disparate sources.

Rose Porpora

Rose Porpora

An English teacher for 30 years, Rose Porpora has been teaching for the past seven years in Chatham, N.J. Here she explains why she believes her traditional way of teaching still matters, how technology has made her feel "a bit like a dinosaur," and why she has misgivings about the Internet's impact on students' abilities to learn and achieve.

John Halligan

John Halligan

John Halligan's son, Ryan, committed suicide in Oct. 2003, after being bullied by classmates at school and online. He was 13 years old. In this interview, Halligan discusses the tragedy, the events leading up to it, and what he discovered about his son's online life afterward. Halligan believes holding teens accountable for their behavior online is key to preventing the kind of cyberbullying his son suffered.

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posted january 22, 2008

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