Children, risk and safety online:
Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective
An international conference for researchers, policy makers, industry, educators, NGOs and government was held on 22-23 September 2011 at LSE, London, UK. Some 250 delegates from over 40 countries participated. The conference included the launch of the EU Kids Online final report.
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The conference asked a series of pressing questions:
Are all children benefiting from the internet and if not, why not?
What new digital literacies and coping skills are they developing?
How do children themselves perceive online risk and safety issues?
Why do risks differ from country to country, and what new risks are emerging?
How can governments, educators, NGOs and industry better support children online?