Cyber safety and young people: From practice to policy
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- From Cyber Bullying to Cyber Safety: Issues and Approaches in Educational Contexts, 2013, pp. 59 - 74
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The chapter examines the use of the Internet by young people aged between five and 18 years of age, both in their homes and at school and explores issues relating to cyber safety as a result of this use. To begin, the Internet usage of young people is overviewed and then the types of networked media they use, with a focus on Social Networking Services (SNSs), and mobile technologies are focused on. In exploring usage, the amount of use and locations of use are taken in account. Next, cyber safety issues that arise out of Internet use are highlighted which includes cyber bullying, sexting, access to commercially orientated websites and to strangers and content. The role that young people can play in being cyber safe is briefly reviewed. Finally, the processes put in place to support young people, which include parental mediation, school initiatives and policies are explored. © 2013 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
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