Group 4: Stranger danger
From INLS 490
 Stranger Danger
- 5 arguments supporting the controversy
- Increased access to children/teen profiles
- Increased anonymity for predators
- Increased exposure, content made public and widely available
- Jurisdictional issues wrt stalking
- Less community online, meaning less parental oversight, less standards for acceptable behavior, etc.
- 5 arguments refuting the controversy
- Kids are savvier than we give them credit for
- When online, you can control your exposure through privacy controls, age restrictions, etc.
- Increased anonymity for young people
- Possible for parents to find out the facts, be informed of dangers, etc.
- Networks are purging predators, being proactive about safety
- A research question and a brief outline of how you might study the controversy
- RQ: How stranger danger is facilitated through OSN
- Potential study: Qualitative study comparing cases of stranger danger/predation vs. real world occurrences of predation. Analyzing differing factors between online and offline cases.