“Growing Up Online,” a documentary to be broadcast on the “Frontline” program on most PBS stations on Tuesday night, uses real-life stories to ask an increasingly important question: What does it mean to be part of the first generation coming of age steeped in a virtual world seemingly outside parental control?
“We came out of it feeling, you find what you’re looking for online,” co-director John Maggio said of making the film, adding that parents had a distorted fear of the online boogeyman. “If you’re basically a grounded kid, you’re going to be fine,” he said. “We need to teach people good citizenship, a sense of morality, right and wrong, that transfer to the Internet.”
A preview is available on PBS.
[Source: NY Times]