Frowning on Facebook

Is the internet really to blame?

May 9, 2007 | by Peter Jon Mitchell , Senior Researcher, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
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  1. El Akkad, O. and K. McArther (2007, May 1) The hazards of Facebook’s social experiment. Globe and Mail. P.A1.
  2. Schools get help to crack down on cyber-bullies (2007, April 18) Stratford Beacon-Herald. P.1.
  3. Hu, W. (2007, May 4) Seeing no progress, some schools drop laptops. New York Times. P.1
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  6. Quote collected by Lenhart, Rainie and Lewis as reprinted in Foehr, U. (2006, December) Media multitasking among American youth: prevalence, predictors and pairings. Menlo Park: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. P.2. Retrieved April 30th from
  7. Slatalla, M. (2007, May 3) My daughter, the burger-flipping penguin. New York Times. P.6
  8. Agrell, S. (2007, May 1) The new sex talk. Globe and Mail. P.L2.
  9. See Rob Nickel’s internet safety tips for parents at
  10. Agrell, The new sex talk. P.L2
  11. Wooding, S. (2005) The parenting crisis. Markham: Fitzhenry and Whiteside. P.15ff.