Your Life Online

I’m heading to Austin, Texas, on an early morning flight today to speak to 500 teenage girls (mostly juniors and seniors) at the Texas Conference for Women. I’m on a panel called “Your Life Online: Navigating in a technology-driven world.”

I decided that instead of talking about online safety (which will be covered on the panel), I was going to focus on giving these girls (I’m told many will be low-income) an overview of how to use the Web to help with homework, college prep, finding scholarships and campus life. I threw together a page of links for these girls that I hope will be helpful. If nothing else, it’s a starting off point for more exploration. I will leave this page up on Ypulse indefinitely so feel free to share it with your teen or any teens you know…

With all of the hysteria over predators and media coverage of teens behaving badly online, it’s easy to forget there is so much that is positive about the Internet.

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