B – Regulation of social networking sites

Shapiro BR, Ossorio PN. Regulation of online social network studies. Science 11 Jan 2013;339: 144-145

This article addresses two ethical and regulatory issues related to social networking sites (SNSs): whether adolescents participating in research on SNSs should be categorized as children for regulatory purposes; and the extent to which researchers may collect data about SNS participants. One of this pilot study question is whether SNS science education games can help overcome race and gender disparities in science education.