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Online Social Networks: Educational Benefits and Dangers

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According to a new study by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (2007), 1 in 7 young people ages 10 to 17 acknowledged receiving an online sexual solicitation in 2005. According to Nicholson (2005), "it is important to consider ways of supporting both facilitated and non-facilitated community building activities in developing a distance education course" (p. 226). Educational institutions need to be willing to explore social networking sites and make use of the new learning opportunities they can afford students.

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