Towards a general model of determinants of risk and safety

Sonia Livingstone, Uwe Hasebrink and Anke Görzig

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:
Towards a general model of determinants of risk and safety

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This chapter draws together the findings reported earlier in the book to develop a general model of the determinants of children's risk and safety on the internet. The findings broadly support the working model outlined in Chapter 1. The chapter then offers a typology of young internet users, revealing the contextual links between internet use, opportunities, risk and harm. Last, it presents a classification of countries to show how the patterning of variables differs in different cultural contexts.

Keywords: Model; Risk and harm; Internet use; Typology of internet users; Classification of countries; Contexts of childhood; Cross-national comparison

Chapter.  5837 words. 

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