- 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.135) eleven Inappropriate content
- Kids online
- Policy Press
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.
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