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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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Policy implications and recommendations: now what?

Policy implications and recommendations: now what?

(p.339) Twenty-Six Policy implications and recommendations: now what?
Children, risk and safety on the internet

Brian O'Neill

Elisabeth Staksrud

Policy Press

In this chapter, the background to the EU Kids Online project's policy objectives is reviewed and the principal recommendations that emerged from the findings highlighted. The focus is primarily on Europe and policy actions framed at a European level and/or implemented within member states of the European Union. Against a background of intense debate regarding the effectiveness of self-regulatory regimes as mechanisms for online child protection, the chapter examines gaps in policy formulations for internet safety, asking whether current policy is effective and how policymakers can address future challenges in an area that continues to evolve and become more complex.

Keywords:   Policy, Recommendations, Self-regulation, Safer Internet programme, Stakeholders, Information and awareness

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