Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective
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Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective

by Sonia Livingstone, Leslie Haddon, Anke Gorzig
     
 

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With increasingly younger children using the Internet on their own, there is a growing need for research that examines both the risks and opportunities young children face on the web. Such information is critical for determining the ways in which children can navigate this wonderful—and dangerous— world. With expert contributions from a diverse range of

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With increasingly younger children using the Internet on their own, there is a growing need for research that examines both the risks and opportunities young children face on the web. Such information is critical for determining the ways in which children can navigate this wonderful—and dangerous— world. With expert contributions from a diverse range of disciplines and a cross-national breadth, Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet examines the many online opportunities children have for learning, creativity, and communication and how they can safely access them amid the dangers of cyberbullying, pornography, and privacy invasion.
 
Based on an impressive, in-depth survey of twenty-five thousand children carried out by the EU Kids Online network, this book presents wholly new findings that offer important counters to both the optimistic and pessimistic arguments surrounding child safety on the Internet. It finds compelling evidence that children are gaining important digital skills as well as strong strategies and social support for dealing with the Internet’s fast-changing terrain. At the same time, it identifies the many struggles children face, pinpointing important areas where harm can follow from risky online encounters. With a simultaneous breadth and depth of evidence and analysis, Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet provides comprehensive and important information for anyone interested in safe and positive digital experiences for our youth.
 

Editorial Reviews

David Finkelhor

“The EU Kids Online project is the most theoretically informed and methodologically sophisticated study we have on the issue of risks in the new electronic environment. This book is rich in details and insights that greatly advance our understanding.”
LSE Review of Books

“Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet provides sound data that policy-makers, educators, and parents can use to make judgments around children and the internet and will be a valuable asset for those seeking an informed understanding of online risks.” 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847428837
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Sonia Livingstone directs the EU Kids online network at the London School of Economics where Leslie Haddon is a senior researcher in the Department of Media and Communications. Together they are coauthors of Kids Online, also published by the Policy Press. Anke Görzig is Research Fellow in Social Statistics at the Anna Freud Centre/University College London and was Survey Research Office for EU Kids Online II. 

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