The technological environment is rapidly changing. New communication technologies are often adopted by adolescents first, with social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook salient examples. On the Internet, tremendous shifts in patterns of use occur rapidly. This continuous evolution poses a tremendous challenge to parents, health professionals, policymakers, and law enforcement. By the time professionals fully understand the risks and benefits of one particular online environment, that environment may have changed so thoroughly that intervention and prevention strategies are not as applicable as originally designed.
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