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Stories about Facebook, cyber bullying and online predators are all over the news on a daily basis. By staying up-to-date on current social networking news, you can better understand the potential dangers of the Internet and how to respond to them. Below, find the latest news headlines relating to social networking and online safety.
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A 2009 study by the Pew Research Center on the sexual habits of American teenagers found that one in five have sexted before. Girls pressured by boyfriends send along self portraits taken in a mirror — and much like the popular teen actresses who have indulged in the same act, such as Vanessa Hudgens or Blake Lively — risk seeing those images passed around by boys boasting of their conquests. Boys text girls uninvited, rather than keeping locker talk in the locker room.
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