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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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What we know, what we do not know

What we know, what we do not know

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(p.19) two What we know, what we do not know
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Kids online
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Verónica Donoso

Kjartan Ólafsson

Thorbjörn Broddason

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424396.003.0002

Young people, the so-called ‘Net generation’, constitute a vulnerable group, potentially ‘at risk’ from some of the new information and communication technologies. But what do we know about this age group and their online behaviour? What does current research tell us about children's experiences online? Does research provide enough evidence of the positive and negative consequences of children's uses of the internet? Based on the identification and analysis of almost 400 European studies about children and their online practices, this chapter seeks to identify the key research questions regarding children's access and uses of the internet and related online technologies. It attempts to map the emerging research agenda, reflecting on current pressing research gaps, and on the principles that have guided research so far and those which should guide future research in the field.

Keywords:   internet, online technologies, research agenda, online behaviour, young people

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