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Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424396

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424396.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) one Introduction
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Kids online
Author(s):

Sonia Livingstone

Leslie Haddon

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424396.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the challenges in protecting children and young people from online risks. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to offer an up-to-date account of current research, current policy and, especially, the current practices of children and young people as they relate to the internet and online technologies, drawing on lessons of the recent past in order to look ahead to anticipate what is coming. The chapter presents some guiding principles for research or policy on risks in the form of a theoretical framework. It describes a ‘thematic network’ entitled EU Kids Online aimed at identifying the evidence base to inform policies regarding children, young people, and the internet in Europe.

Keywords:   internet, online risk, online technologies, EU Kids Online

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