- Title Pages
- List of tables and figures
- Notes on contributors
- One Theoretical framework for children's internet use
- Two Methodological framework: the EU Kids Online project
- Three Cognitive interviewing and responses to EU Kids Online survey questions
- Four Which children are fully online?
- Five Varieties of access and use
- Six Online opportunities
- Seven Digital skills in the context of media literacy
- Eight Between public and private: privacy in social networking sites
- Nine Experimenting with the self online: a risky opportunity
- Ten Young Europeans' Online environments: a typology of user practices
- Eleven Bullying
- Twelve ‘Sexting’: the exchange of sexual messages online among European youth
- Thirteen Pornography
- Fourteen Meeting new contacts online
- Fifteen Excessive internet use among European children
- Sixteen Coping and resilience: children's responses to online risks
- Seventeen Agents of mediation and sources of safety awareness: a comparative overview
- Eighteen The effectiveness of parental mediation
- Nineteen Effectiveness of teachers' and peers' mediation in supporting opportunities and reducing risks online
- Twenty Understanding digital inequality: the interplay between parental socialisation and children's development
- Twenty-one Similarities and differences across Europe
- Twenty-Two Mobile access: different users, different risks, different consequences?
- Twenty-Three Explaining vulnerability to risk and harm
- Twenty-Four Relating online practices, negative experiences and coping strategies
- Twenty-five Towards a general model of determinants of risk and safety
- Twenty-Six Policy implications and recommendations: now what?
- Appendix: Key variables used in EU Kids Online analyses
Varieties of access and use
Varieties of access and use
- (p.59) Five Varieties of access and use
- Children, risk and safety on the internet
- Policy Press
This chapter analyses the increasing variety of internet access and use experienced by children in Europe. Locations, platforms, experience and the embeddedness of the internet in everyday life are accounted for in order to provide a full picture of the first and the most immediate socio-cultural layer in which children's agency is exercised. Insofar as individuals' use of technologies is socially shaped within family and peer relations, this chapter investigates the relationship between place of access, online experience and frequency of use of the internet, within the family's wider technological culture. It examines cross-national variations in patterns of usage and provides a classification of countries.
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