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Dinner at the Skinner's

May 19, 2009 _ 13:36 / Digital Nation Team / comments (0)

In 2007, we interviewed Evan Skinner for Growing Up Online. The mother of four and former PTO president in Chatham, NJ has a great deal of experience when it comes to the intersection of teenage life and the Internet. In Growing Up Online, she shared with us her concerns for her high school-aged children as they navigated the wilds of the social web, and she opened up to us about the tension between her and her elder son because of choices he made that were refracted online. After Growing Up Online aired, we visited Evan again, and she talked with us about her reaction to the program, the comments she received from both friends and strangers, and how the experience of being filmed affected her relationship with her son. Whenever we hear from people about Growing Up Online, Evan is always remembered; whatever the opinions of her views and her approach, her story touched a nerve in our audience that continues to resonate.

We got in touch with Evan earlier this year and asked her to contribute yet again, this time to Digital Nation. After a conversation with her about what's on her mind now, we sent her a camera and some tapes. Here's the video diary she sent back...

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