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Kids onlineOpportunities and risks for children$
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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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Inappropriate content

Inappropriate content

Chapter:
(p.135) eleven Inappropriate content
Source:
Kids online
Author(s):

Thomas Wold

Elena Aristodemou

Elza Dunkels

Yiannis Laouris

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424396.003.0011

This chapter focuses on children and young people's access to inappropriate content online. The aim is to provide a description of the empirical evidence available within the EU Kids Online network, and where appropriate within the wider literature, regarding inappropriate material encountered by children online. The review focuses on (a) pornographic, violent, and gruesome content; (b) racist material; and (c) self-harm-related material. Country, socio-economic, and age differences in the likelihood of access and in coping strategies used by children are considered.

Keywords:   children, young people, online content, internet, pornography, violence, racist materials, self-harm, coping strategies

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