The purpose of this study was to investigate middle school students’ knowledge of appropriate use and risks associated with the use of online forums such as social networking sites, e-mail, and IM. As noted by McKenna (2007), this line of research is important since social networking sites, such as myspace and facebook, the increase in cyberbullying, and instant messaging programs are creating numerous problems for school administrators.
Marx, H., & Levine, T. (Eds.) (2008). Proceedings from NERA 2010: 39th Annual Conference. Rocky Hill, CT: University of Connecticut.
Kite, Stacey L.; Gable, Robert K.; and Filippelli, Lawrence P., "Relationship of Gender, Grade Level, and School Demographics to Middle School Students’ Knowledge of Appropriate Behavior and their Behaviors in Using Social Networking Sites" (2008). Cyberbullying. Paper 3.