Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dating on the Net

1. Clark points out that girls change their appearance to achieve more social power, and states "that teens are not redefining standards of acceptability based on beauty but are using the Net to actively construct what they believe is a more socially acceptable version of themselves," (p. 168) What exactly does she mean by this and do you agree?

2. In relation to the issue going on with sexting, do you think that this new form of Internet dating and cyber intimacy become more or less of a concern for teen sex and pregnancy, or because of the lack of physical relations has this tool become a safer way for teens to express their sexual drives especially at a young age? Do you think that the Internet can become the next tool in advocating safe sex, or abstinence because they are getting that fulfilment through words?

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