Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Paper presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA), October 23, 2008, Rocky Hill, CT.


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.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Marx, H., & Levine, T. (Eds.) (2008). Proceedings from NERA 2010: 39th Annual Conference. Rocky Hill, CT: University of Connecticut.



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