TeenTech Weekly: Facebook addiction, BYOD schools, Mac infections

The weekly roundup of Generation Y and student resources you may have missed.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer

This edition of TeenTech weekly rounds up Generation Y and student news that you may have missed. This week we've read about student BYOD policies, Mac infections and Facebook addictions.

1.) Gen Y grads more likely to launch start-ups. (USA Today)

Take an unpredictable job market, an overwhelming variety of possible careers, and a generation that thinks differently about the workplace, and you wind up with college graduates who are taking matters into their own hands.

2.) Tech health care and the problem with targeting Gen-Y.

Is Gen-Y’s reliance on mobile technology detrimental to their health?

3.) New technology to be blamed for schoolkids' porn addiction. (DNA India) Schoolchildren as young as 11 are spending up to 10 hours a day watching explicit adult material as new technology sneaks pornography into their pockets, experts have warned.

4.) Twitter teams up with UC Berkeley to offer course in Big Data.

Interested in programming? Some students at UC Berkeley will soon have the chance to view Twitter from an insider's perspective.

5.) Clayton High's principal resigns amid Facebook mystery. (STL Today)

The profile said she was from Clayton and had more than 300 friends, many of them from Clayton High School. No one seemed to question who Harriston was. That is, until the night of April 5, when a 2011 grad and former Clayton quarterback posted a public accusation.

6.) Wallingford hopes to test new student tech policy. (My record journal)

Students may no longer have to put away their smart phones or iPads before they head into the classroom. The Board of Education is exploring a "Bring Your Own Device" program that would allow high school and middle school students to use their own personal devices in the classroom.

7.) Are Generation Y 'careless' in their use of Wi-Fi?

Are the iGeneration considering the full security implications of free wireless networks?

8.) Oxford University IT staff 'somewhat overwhelmed by Mac malware'.

In a pair of candid blog posts, a member of Oxford’s network security staff says the Flashback malware episode is the worst they’ve seen since the Blaster worm of 2003. And Apple is “making minimal effort” and “putting customers at risk.”

9.) As the online and physical blur, digital citizenship is now paramount.

For good or ill, as what defines us as people warps and no lines remain between physical and digital, what do we need to teach the next generation?

10.) Facebook, Twitter and our self-esteem. (Technorati)

A recent study by Harvard University provides insight as to why we use Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. The study focused upon understanding why people actually are addicted to using these sites, and are more than willing to share their every moment, thought, and action.

Bonus: Gallery - Social media PR disasters and mistakes


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