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Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

What are the benefits to teens of specific technologies?

In what ways are the technologies harmful?

Do the benefits outweigh the harm?



Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)

  • Cyberbullying
  • Cybercrime
  • Internet
  • Mobile Phones
  • Online Education
  • Onliine Social Networks
  • Technology and Society
  • Texting While Driving

SIRS Knowledge Source (ProQuest)

  • Cell Phones in School
  • Children's Online Protection
  • Cyberbullying
  • Cybercrime
  • Cybersocializing
  • Distracted Driving
  • Downloading
  • Internet Censorship
  • Internet Gambling
  • Mass Media
  • Media Bias
  • Online Social Networks
  • Technology
  • Technology and Privacy
  • Web 2.0


Search Strategies

  • Locate and search appropriate resources
  • Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
  • Think of synonyms
  • Use Boolean searching
  • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
  • Be creative

Some search terms to try:

  • data
  • statistics
  • studies

Use Synonyms:

  • cellphones - smartphones
  • harmful - disadvantage, unhealthy, damaging
  • benificial - advantage, helpful, valuable, useful
  • "video games" - "computer games"
  • teens - "young adults"




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    Take a moment to read the 'About Us' information. 

    • Who is providing the information?
    • Where did the author find his/her facts, data, information? 
    • What is the purpose of the site? 
    • When was the site last updated? 
    • What is the possible bias?


    When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.

    Be responsible.

    Be honest.

    Show integrity.


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