Kids online: opportunities and risks for children

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Policy Press, Sep 30, 2009 - Computers - 272 pages
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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, benefiting from early experiences to the new opportunities afforded by the internet, mobile and broadband content, online games, and peer-to-peer technologies. However, they also encounter a range of risky or negative experiences for which they may be unprepared. These risks, the everyday contexts in which they occur, and the ways in which they are being addressed, are all subject to continual change. This book examines the opportunities and risks at hand for children who have access to online technology. Each chapter has a distinct pan-European focus. With its unique comparative approach, the book captures the diverse, topical, and timely expertise generated by the EU Kids Online project, which brings together 60 researchers from

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Leslie Haddon is Visiting Research Associate, London School of Economics.

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