The Conundrum of Visibility: Youth Safety and the Internet

danah boyd and Alice Marwick

Abstract

Four issues dominate contemporary conversations about online safety: 1) sexual solicitation; 2) harassment; 3) exposure to inappropriate content; and 4) youth-generated problematic content. This article examines the core issues in each before turning to think about the most significant opportunity provided by the Internet: visibility.

Details

Publication typeTechReport
NumberMSR-TR-2009-166
Volume3
PublisherMicrosoft Research
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