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Author Staksrud, Elisabeth, author

Title Children in the online world : risk, regulation, rights / Elisabeth Staksrud, Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Research Fellow (2012-2013) at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, University of Harvard, USA
Published Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2013]
Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2013]


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Description xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction -- Individualization -- Conceptualizing online risk -- What is online risk? -- Making risky decisions -- Regulation as legitimate protection -- From authority to advisory -- The NGO : friend or foe? -- Who coaches the watchmen? -- Which rights? -- Citizen or consumer? -- Child pornography is great! -- Good luck!
Summary What is online risk? How can we best protect children from it? Who should be responsible for this protection? Is all protection good? Can Internet users trust the industry? These and other fundamental questions are discussed in this book.Beginning with the premise that the political and democratic processes in a society are affected by the way in which that society defines and perceives risks, Children in the Online World offers insights into the contemporary regulation of online risk for children and teens, examining the questions of whether such regulation is legitimate and whether it does in fact result in the sacrifice of certain fundamental human rights. The book draws on representative studies with European children concerning their actual online risk experiences as well as an extensive review of regulatory rationales in the European Union, to contend that the institutions of the western European welfare states charged with protecting children have changed fundamentally, at the cost of the level of security that they provide. In consequence, children at once have more rights with regard to their personal decision making as digital consumers, yet fewer democratic rights to participation and protection as 'digital citizens'. A theoretically informed, yet empirically grounded study of the relationship between core democratic values and the duty to protect young people in the media-sphere, this book will appeal to scholars and students across the social sciences with interests in new technologies, risk and the sociology of childhood and youth
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Internet users -- Civil rights -- European Union countries.
Internet and children -- Safety regulations -- European Union countries.
Internet and children -- European Union countries -- Safety measures.
Children's rights -- European Union countries.
Internet users -- European Union countries.
LC no. 2012035947
ISBN 9781409425502 (hardback)