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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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Towards a general model of determinants of risk and safety

Towards a general model of determinants of risk and safety

(p.323) Twenty-five Towards a general model of determinants of risk and safety
Children, risk and safety on the internet

Sonia Livingstone

Uwe Hasebrink

Anke Görzig

Policy Press

This chapter draws together the findings reported earlier in the book to develop a general model of the determinants of children's risk and safety on the internet. The findings broadly support the working model outlined in Chapter 1. The chapter then offers a typology of young internet users, revealing the contextual links between internet use, opportunities, risk and harm. Last, it presents a classification of countries to show how the patterning of variables differs in different cultural contexts.

Keywords:   Model, Risk and harm, Internet use, Typology of internet users, Classification of countries, Contexts of childhood, Cross-national comparison

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