The Madeleine Brand Show for March 28, 2011

Parenting on the Edge: Teens taking flak for web videos

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Screenshot of Zack Freiman in his music video "I'm Zack."

By now you've probably heard the Friday music video by 13 year-old Rebecca Black. Her 15 minutes of fame on the internet weren't pleasant - she drew intense criticism online. A similar thing happened to Zack Freiman, who is also 13 and made a video to celebrate his bar mitzvah, drawing a smaller, but significant backlash on YouTube. As a parent, how do you handle your child's internet fame... or infamy? We talk to Zack's mom Allison Fine, who is also the author of two books on social media.

Allison Fine is the author of Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Digital Age and co-author of The Networked Nonprofit.

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