Kids Online: Opportunities and Risks for Children

Kids Online: Opportunities and Risks for Children

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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: Bristol University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sonia Livingstone is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is author or editor of 14 books and many articles on media audiences, children and the internet, the domestic contexts of media use and media literacy. She directs the EU Kids Online network. Leslie Haddon is Senior Researcher in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, involved in coordinating the EU Kids Online network. Over the last 20 years he has conducted research and published numerous articles on the social shaping and consumption of information and communication technology, including authoring and editing five books.

Sonia Livingstone is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is author or editor of 14 books and many articles on media audiences, children and the internet, the domestic contexts of media use and media literacy. She directs the EU Kids Online network. Leslie Haddon is Senior Researcher in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, involved in coordinating the EU Kids Online network. Over the last 20 years he has conducted research and published numerous articles on the social shaping and consumption of information and communication technology, including authoring and editing five books.

Table of Contents

Introduction ~ Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon

Section 1: Researching European children online

What we know, what we do not know ~ Verónica Donoso, Kjartan Ólafsson and Thorbjörn Broddason

Research with children ~ Bojana Lobe, José

Alberto Simões and Bieke Zaman

Opportunities and pitfalls of cross-national research ~ Uwe Hasebrink, Kjartan Ólafsson and Václav Štetka

Cultures of research and policy in Europe ~ Leslie Haddon and Gitte Stald 

Section II: Going online: new opportunities?

Opportunities and benefits online ~ Pille Runnel, Veronika Kalmus, Pille Runnel and Andra Siibak

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

Young people online: gender and age influences ~ Helen McQuillan and Leen d'Haenens; Digital divides ~ Panayiota Tsatsou, Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt and Maria Francesca Murru 

Section III: Going online: new risks?

Risky contacts ~ Marika Hanne Lüders, Petter Bae Brandtzæg and Elza Dunkels

Inappropriate content ~ Thomas Wold, Elena Aristodemou, Elza Dunkels and Yiannis Laouris

Problematic conduct: juvenile delinquency on the internet ~ Elisabeth Staksrud

Children and the internet in the news: agency, voices and agendas ~ Cristina Ponte, Joke Bauwens and Giovanna Mascheroni

The role of parental mediation in explaining cross-national experiences risk ~ Bojana Lobe, Katia Segers and Liza Tsaliki Section IV: Policy implications: Maximising opportunities and minimising risks for children online ~ Jos de Haan

Parental mediation ~ Lucyna Kirwil, Maialen Garmendia, Carmelo Garitaonandia and Gemma Martínez Fernández

Making use of ICT for learning in European schools ~ Ingrid Paus-Hasebrink, Andrea Dürager, Christine Wijnen and Kadri Ugur

Media literacy ~ Brian O'Neill and Ingunn Hagen

Conclusion ~ Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon

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