Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pondering Online Identities

I recently found two disturbing articles about teens and MySpace. The first story is about a young teen girl who committed suicide over cyberbullying from a MySpace friend, with a twist ending. The second is about an online MySpace romance that resulted in a teen running away to the Middle East, again with a bizarre twist ending involving Dr Phil. You can read them here and here.

Stories like these make me wonder: what will be the future consequences of our increasingly online culture? We are starting to see some of the effects already. I wonder what these teens will be experiencing as adults after growing up with online identities.

I'll keep pondering this as I speak to our junior high students about worship tonight!

(Thanks to YPulse for the links to the articles)

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