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Risks, opportunities, and risky opportunities: how children make sense of the online environment

Haddon, Leslie ORCID: 0000-0001-7338-7232 and Livingstone, Sonia ORCID: 0000-0002-3248-9862 (2017) Risks, opportunities, and risky opportunities: how children make sense of the online environment. In: Blumberg, Fran and Brooks, Patricia, (eds.) Cognitive Development in Digital Contexts. Academic Press, London, UK, 275 - 302. ISBN 9780128094815

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Although many hopes and fears about children’s experience of the internet have been expressed in policy, academic research, and by parents and other stakeholders in children‘s futures, there is little research examining children’s perspectives. This chapter reports on UK findings from the EU Kids Online qualitative study that give children a voice on these matters, allowing 9-year olds to describe their experiences and express their views about online risks. It examines how children encounter online risks and opportunities, how the make sense of and react to these experiences, the strategies they use to prevent or cope with potentially negative online experiences, and those online experiences that children regard as being negative but which are not normally part of the risk agenda.

Item Type: Book Section
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Additional Information: © 2017 Elsevier Inc.
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 08:49
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2024 23:35

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