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FRONTLINE: Growing Up Online
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04/15/2008
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Clay Sacco, one of the millions of American kids growing up online.Clay Sacco, one of the millions of American kids growing up online.

FRONTLINE

Growing Up Online

Aired Tuesday, April 15 at 9:00 p.m. on CPTV

MySpace. YouTube. Facebook. Friendster. Nearly every teen in America is on the Internet every day, socializing with friends and strangers alike, "trying on" identities and building a virtual profile of themselves — one that many kids insist is a more honest depiction of who they really are than the person they portray at home or in school.

In "Growing Up Online," FRONTLINE peers inside the world of this cyber-savvy generation through the eyes of teens and their parents, who often find themselves on opposite sides of a new digital divide. A generation with a radically different notion of privacy and personal space, today's adolescents are grappling with issues their parents never had to deal with: from cyber bullying to instant "Internet fame" to the specter of online sexual predators.

FRONTLINE producer Rachel Dretzin investigates the risks, realities and misconceptions of teenage self-expression on the World Wide Web. visit the website...


 
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