Teen Thinking - Identity Why be yourself when you can turn yourself into someone you would rather be? Have freedom to be who we want others to believe we are. Online provides place for experimentation and feedback. Be Cool. Fit In. Concerned more about personal consequences than effects of their behavior on others.
Rutgers University “… some students don’t have the basic discretion to know what’s appropriate.” Pr oj e ct Civi l it y Spammers, hackers, “trolls”, strangers College admissions, employers, intern programs, summer camps, parents Searchable & not easily deleted Unintended Audiences Willing to share with peers not adults Few youth spoke of risks & potential harms of sharing Transparency Police?? connections H 14