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Online opportunities

Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt and Pille Runnel

in Children, risk and safety on the internet

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9781847428837
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781447307723 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847428837.003.0006
Online opportunities

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Based on the range and types of children's online activities this chapter analyses how and with which outcome children use the online opportunities. The ‘ladder of opportunities’ approach is based on the notion that children can be divided into groups based on the range of opportunities used by a particular child moving from information-related sources to communication to advanced uses, ending with online content creation practised by only a few. Based on the opportunities ladder, European countries are also compared in this context and analysis provided of whether the opportunities used are related to age, gender, socio-economic status (SES) and/or online experience.

Keywords: Online opportunities; Digital stratification; Ladder of opportunities; Socio-demographic differences; Cross-national comparison of digital activities; Children's activities online

Chapter.  3887 words.  Illustrated.

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