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Children, risk and safety on the internetResearch and policy challenges in comparative perspective$
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Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428837

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428837.001.0001

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Similarities and differences across Europe

Similarities and differences across Europe

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Children, risk and safety on the internet

Bojana Lobe

Kjartan Ólafsson

Policy Press

This chapter investigates similarities and differences across countries in children's usage of the internet and their encounters of risk. Countries are clustered according to levels and types of usage and risk to determine what is distinctive (or not) about a country, and national contexts are explored to show how contextual factors at country level shape children's patterns of online use, opportunities and risks. The objective is to explain patterns of similarities and, in particular, differences among countries, by examining the national level contextual factors, such as national socio-economic stratification, regulatory framework, technology infrastructure and education system, that explain how and why nations vary systematically.

Keywords:   Cross-country analysis, Similarities, Differences, Socio-economic stratification, Regulatory framework, Technology infrastructure, Education system

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