- Title Pages
- List of figures and tables
- Notes on contributors
- one Introduction
- two What we know, what we do not know
- three Research with children
- four Opportunities and pitfalls of cross-national research
- five Cultures of research and policy in Europe
- six Opportunities and benefits online
- seven Adolescents and social network sites: identity, friendships and privacy
- eight Young people online: gender and age influences
- nine Digital divides
- ten Risky contacts
- eleven Inappropriate content
- twelve Problematic conduct: juvenile delinquency on the internet
- thirteen Children and the internet in the news: agency, voices and agendas
- fourteen The role of parental mediation in explaining cross-national experiences of risk
- fifteen Maximising opportunities and minimising risks for children online
- sixteen Parental mediation
- seventeen Making use of ICT for learning in European schools
- eighteen Media literacy
- nineteen Conclusion
- Appendix A List of country codes
- Appendix B Children and parents online, by country
- Appendix C The EU Kids Online network
- (p.1) one Introduction
- Kids online
- Policy Press
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.
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