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dc.date.created2009-08-23T11:03:08Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationStaksrud, Elisabeth Livingstone, Sonia . Children and online risk: Powerless victims or resourceful participants?. Information, Communication and Society. 2009, 12(3), 364-387
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/55358
dc.description.abstractResearch on the risks associated with children’s use of the internet often aim to inform policies of risk prevention. Yet paralleling the effort to map the nature extent of online risk is a growing unease that the goal of risk prevention tends support an over-protective, risk-averse culture that restricts the freedom of online exploration that society encourages for children in other spheres. It is central to adolescence that teenagers learn to anticipate and cope with risk - in short, to resilient. In this article, we inquire into children and teenagers’ responses after have experienced online content or contact risks. Pan-European findings show especially in Northern European countries with high internet access, parental perceptions of likelihood of online risk to their child is negatively associated with their perceived ability to cope. A comparison of representative surveys conducted among children in three relatively ‘high risk’ countries (Norway, Ireland and the United Kingdom) found that although the frequency of exposure to perceived risks, especially content risks, is fairly high, most children adopt positive (e.g. help from friends) or, more commonly, neutral (e.g. ignoring the experience) strategies to cope, although a minority exacerbate the risks (e.g. passing risky on to friends). Most strategies tend to exclude adult involvement. Significant differences in both risk and coping are found by gender and age across these countries, pointing to different styles of youthful risk management. This research was first published in Information, Communication & Society. © Taylor & Francis
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.titleChildren and online risk: Powerless victims or resourceful participants?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.creator.authorStaksrud, Elisabeth
dc.creator.authorLivingstone, Sonia
cristin.unitcode185,14,9,0
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for medier og kommunikasjon
cristin.ispublishedtrue
cristin.fulltextpostprint
cristin.qualitycode1
dc.identifier.cristin353617
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.jtitle=Information, Communication and Society&rft.volume=12&rft.spage=364&rft.date=2009
dc.identifier.jtitleInformation, Communication and Society
dc.identifier.volume12
dc.identifier.issue3
dc.identifier.startpage364
dc.identifier.endpage387
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13691180802635455
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-58142
dc.type.documentTidsskriftartikkel
dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn1369-118X
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/55358/2/Children_and_online_risk_Staksrud%2Band%2BLivingstone.pdf
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