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Children, risk and safety on the internet: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective

Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon


As internet use is extending to younger children, there is an increasing need for research focusing on the risks young users are experiencing, as well as the opportunities, and how they should cope. With expert contributions from diverse disciplines and a uniquely cross-national breadth, this timely book examines the prospect of enhanced opportunities for learning, creativity and communication set against the fear of cyberbullying, pornography and invaded privacy by both strangers and peers. Based on an impressive in-depth survey of 25,000 children carried out by the EU Kids Online network, it ... More

Keywords: Children, Risk, Safety, Internet, Digital literacy, Child-centred perspective, Evidence-based policy, Europe, Comparative research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781847428837
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428837.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonia Livingstone, editor

Leslie Haddon, editor

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One Theoretical framework for children's internet use

Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon

Three Cognitive interviewing and responses to EU Kids Online survey questions

Christine Ogan, Türkan Karakuş, Engin Kurşun, Kürsat Çağiltay and Duygu Kaşikçi

Five Varieties of access and use

Giovanna Mascheroni, Maria Francesca and Anke Görzig1

Six Online opportunities

Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt and Pille Runnel

Seven Digital skills in the context of media literacy

Nathalie Sonck, Els Kuiper and Jos de Haan

Eight Between public and private: privacy in social networking sites

Reijo Kupiainen, Annikka Suoninen and Kaarina Nikunen

Eleven Bullying

Claudia Lampert and Verónica Donoso

Thirteen Pornography

Antonis Rovolis and Liza Tsaliki

Fourteen Meeting new contacts online

Monica Barbovschi, Valentina Marinescu, Anca Velicu and Eva Laszlo

Sixteen Coping and resilience: children's responses to online risks

Sofie Vandoninck, Leen d'Haenens and Katia Segers

Seventeen Agents of mediation and sources of safety awareness: a comparative overview

Dominique Pasquier, José Alberto Simões and Elodie Kredens

Eighteen The effectiveness of parental mediation

Maialen Garmendia, Carmelo Garitaonandia, Gemma Martínez and Miguel Ángel Casado

Twenty-one Similarities and differences across Europe

Bojana Lobe and Kjartan Ólafsson

Twenty-Three Explaining vulnerability to risk and harm

Alfredas Laurinavičius, Rita Žukauskienė, Laura Ustinavičiūtė

Twenty-five Towards a general model of determinants of risk and safety

Sonia Livingstone, Uwe Hasebrink and Anke Görzig