Kids Online: Opportunities and Risks for Children

Overview

As the internet and new online technologies are becoming embedded in everyday life, there are increasing questions about their social implications and consequences. Children, young people and their families tend to be at the forefront of new media adoption but they also encounter a range of risky or negative experiences for which they may be unprepared, which are subject to continual change.This book captures the diverse, topical and timely expertise generated by the EU Kids Online project, which brings together ...

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Overview

As the internet and new online technologies are becoming embedded in everyday life, there are increasing questions about their social implications and consequences. Children, young people and their families tend to be at the forefront of new media adoption but they also encounter a range of risky or negative experiences for which they may be unprepared, which are subject to continual change.This book captures the diverse, topical and timely expertise generated by the EU Kids Online project, which brings together 70 researchers in 21 countries across Europe. Each chapter has a distinct pan-European focus resulting in a uniquely comparative approach.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847424389
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sonia Livingstone, Department of Media and Communications, The London School of Economics and Political Science and Leslie Haddon, Department of Media and Communications, The London School of Economics and Political Science

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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables v

Notes on contributors vii

Acknowledgements xix

1 Introduction Sonia Livingstone Leslie Haddon 1

Section I Researching European children online

2 What we know, what we do not know Verónica Donoso Kjartan Ólafsson Thorbjörn Broddason 19

3 Research with children Bojana Lobe José Alberto Simões Bieke Zaman 31

4 Opportunities and pitfalls of cross-national research Uwe Hasebrink Kjartan Ólafsson Václav etětka 41

5 Cultures of research and policy in Europe Leslie Haddon Gitte Stald 55

Section II Going online: new opportunities?

6 Opportunities and benefits online Veronika Kalmus Pille Runnel Andra Siibak 71

7 Adolescents and social network sites: identity, friendships and privacy Jochen Peter Patti M. Valkenburg Cédric Fluckiger 83

8 Young people online: gender and age influences Helen McQuillan Leen d'Haenens 95

9 Digital divides Panayiota Tsatsou Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt Maria Francesco Murru 107

Section III Going online: new risks?

10 Risky contacts Marika Hanne Lüders Petter Bae Brandtzzeg Elza Dunkels 123

11 Inappropriate content Thomas Wold Elena Aristodemou Elza Dunkels Tiannis Laouris 135

12 Problematic conduct juvenile delinquency on the internet Elisabeth Staksrud 147

13 Children and the internet in the news: agency, voices and agendas Cristina Ponte joke Bauwens Govanna Mascheroni 159

14 The role of parental mediation in explaining cross-national experiences of risk Bojana Lobe Katia Segers Liza Tsaliki 173

Section IV Policy implications

15 Maximising opportunities and minimising risks for children online Jos de Haan 187

16Parental mediation Lucyna Kirwil Maiden Garmendia Carmelo Garitaonandia Gemma Martínez Fernández 199

17 Making use of ICT for learning in European schools Ingrid Paus-Hsebrink Andrea Dürager Christine W. Wijnen Kadri Ugur 217

18 Media literacy Brian O'Neill Ingunn Hagen 229

19 Conclusion Sonia Livingstone Leslie Haddon 241

Appendix A List of country codes 253

Appendix B Children and parents online, by country 254

Appendix C The EU Kids Online network 257

Index 263

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