MI2N
Music Industry News Network
THURSDAY, MAY 26TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Business News (more headlines) 05-26-2004

New Survey Shows That Teens Are More Likely To Illegally Download Than Tweens

Bookmark and Share

MusicDish Network Sponsor
Tweens are less likely than teens to download copyrighted commercial software and other digital media (music, movies and games) through illegal, online file-sharing networks, according to results of a new Harris Interactive poll conducted for the Business Software Alliance (BSA). Three percent of tweens said they have illegally downloaded software while 33 percent of teens admitted to the practice. The results indicate that ethical attitudes toward copyright law are significantly weaker among teenagers, pointing to a need for more education.

The nationwide opinion poll asked more than 1,000 youth, ages eight to 18, about their attitudes toward copyright laws and Internet behavior, including uploading and downloading copyrighted files through online peer-to-peer (P2P) sites.*

In comparing the tween (ages eight to 12) and teen (ages 13 to 18) age groups, the behaviors and ethical attitudes toward illegally downloading software are strikingly different:

* Tweens are less likely than teens to believe that it is okay to download (16 percent vs. 38 percent) or upload (18 percent vs. 37 percent) software.
* Tweens are more likely than teens to worry about getting in trouble with their parents (50 percent vs. 11 percent) for illegally downloading copyrighted files.
* Tweens are less likely than teens to say that they know people who have downloaded files for free that they could have bought in a store or online (51 percent vs. 90 percent).

"The gap in behaviors and ethical attitudes from the tween to teen years indicates a critical need to educate younger kids even earlier and provide them with guidance that will positively influence their growth as good cyber citizens and their respect for digital copyrighted works," says Diane Smiroldo, vice president of public affairs for BSA.

The study also indicates that tweens have less of an understanding than teens about the copyright law and the dangers associated with illegal Internet downloading. Tweens are less likely than teens to say that there are laws against illegally downloading software (40 percent vs. 61 percent).

"It is clear from the results of this study that by the time our young people are teens they are more likely to download software and other types of digital copyrighted media," said Smiroldo. "Parents and teachers need to work together to emphasize to our young people the importance of using computers and the Internet safely, as well as respecting intellectual property."

In an effort to guide parents and educators in teaching children about respect for digital works online, BSA offers parents, teachers and students a variety of materials and tools on cyber ethics, including its curriculum, "Play It Safe in Cyber Space." This popular curriculum was co-produced with children's publisher Weekly Reader and is available for free at www.PlayitCyberSafe.com.

"Not talking about ethical behaviors is like shooting yourself in the foot," says Dr. Diane DeMott Painter, a technology resources teacher in Centreville, Va. Painter, the recipient of BSA's Cyber Education Award for 2003, was one of the first Fairfax County teachers to use the cyber ethics curriculum with her fifth and sixth grade students. "I am delighted that BSA provides free instructional materials that I now use with my students to help them understand about copyright and cyber ethics."

"I think the curriculum made an impact on my students," said Bertha Nenque, a fourth grade teacher at Santa Maria Elementary School, Laredo, Texas. "They were surprised to learn that copyright laws apply in cyberspace." When describing her experience teaching BSA's cyber ethics curriculum, Ms. Nenque said, "The students look at it as a game, yet they are learning and will remember the material."

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Colectivo Bunka Worldwide Releases USB Vol. 6th Special Anniversary Edition

Registration Closing For 21st Annual USA Songwriting Competition

"Live & Die": Alessandro Bagagli Announces His New Album Out June 10, 2016

Jazz & Beyond Reinterpretation Of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon

Indie Folk Artist Releases Cancer Tribute

Corey Andrew Commands "Everybody Up!" With His First Solo Dance Single On Xcalibur Records

New Album "Believe In His Promises" The Mighty Men Of Faith



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Universal Audio And Fender Musical Instruments Announce Development Partnership
» Emerald City Glistens Like A Gem With Beautiful New Studio By Carl Tatz Design
» Insomniac Launches New Underground Brand, Factory 93 With Debut Warehouse Show In Downtown Los Angeles
» Utor Goes Global With Snapchat
» FULLEE LOVE’S SINGLE "SURFBOARD CALI" CONTINUES ITS MOMENTUM WITH 105 RADIO ADDS, 58 IN ROTATION, WHILE CONTINUING ITS STEADY PACE
» Dominic Pandiscia Appointed CEO Of PledgeMusic As The Leading Artist-to-Fan Platform Embraces Growth And Expansion
» Bandzoogle Releases Powerful Theme Design Customization Tools
» TAMC - The Asia Music Conference
» Ep 'Undeniable' On Target For Hot Summer Drop
» Billy Ray Cyrus Joins List Of Artists Standing Up Against Anti-LGBT Bills


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Brownswood Launches Second "Future Bubblers" Music Discovery Program
» MusicDish Yaogun Adds Chinese Rock On Colectivo Bunka USB Vol. 6th Asia Music Compilation
» Kobalt Offers Creators Real-Time Earnings & Data Reporting
» New Online Ticketing System In Hong Kong Offers Enhanced User Experience And Lower Promoter Fees
» Ryan West Video Shows How To Add 'Transformer Color' In A Mix
» Tou-JAM Presents Legendary DJ Scratchy
» AdShare Appoints June Zhan Head Of New Taiwan Office
» CMA Research Shows Country Music Consumers Spend More On Music
» Dippso.com Blurs The Line Between Search & Streaming
» Nominations Now Open For 2017 She Rocks Awards
» Planetrox China 2016 Semi-Final
» Winners Announced For The First Annual Live Music Industry Awards

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.