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How has the inexorable rise of the Internet affected the lives of adolescents? This entry in PBS's acclaimed Frontline series takes an in-depth look at the online worlds that kids are creating for themselves, and also examines the involvement of parents in these Internet communities. Many of the kids involved in the show, such as Jessica Hunter, who enjoyed a fleeting moment of fame on the web thanks to her "Autumn Edows" persona, explain how their online incarnations are markedly different from their real-world lives, while a selection of scholars and expert commentators analyze this phenomenon.
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Release Date:  2008
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
DVD Release Date:  PBS Video (March 04, 2008)
Runtime:  1hr 0min
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review by . October 03, 2008
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Pros: Well told. Good investigation     Cons: Not quite long enough, leaves out some major portions of online experience (gaming mainly)     The Bottom Line: Informative without using scare tactics. Wellpresented.  There is one other negative, it focuses only on one town in NJ.  It is hard to apply it beyond this county.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Growing up Online, I think …
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