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Global Kids Online South Africa: barriers, opportunities and risks. A glimpse into South African children’s internet use and online activities

Phyfer, Joanne, Burton, Patrick and Leoschut, Lezanne (2016) Global Kids Online South Africa: barriers, opportunities and risks. A glimpse into South African children’s internet use and online activities. Global Kids Online, Jossel, Liesa (ed.). Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention, South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa. ISBN 9780620728430

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Abstract

How do children use the internet? How do they access it? Does it present risks or opportunities for them, or both? What do parents think of their children’s online activities? Do they support it as an opportunity for learning? Or do they see it as harmful? We asked 913 children between nine and seventeen years, from three provinces in South Africa, and from different levels of household incomes, these questions and more. To compare their answers and find out more about the parents’ internet use, we asked 532 parents of the same children the same questions. Finally, we dug deeper into the children and parents’ answers with focus group discussions with 49 children and 20 of their parents. The report contains some of the things we found – some surprising, some not. It also makes some recommendations for opportunities for parents, teachers and schools, policy makers and reserachers, and mobile companies.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://globalkidsonline.net
Additional Information: © 2016 Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention © CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Sets: Research centres and groups > Global Kids Online
Research centres and groups > EU Kids Online
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 08:50
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 02:08
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71267

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