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Policy implications and recommendations: now what?

Brian O'Neill and Elisabeth Staksrud

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/9781847428837.003.0026
Policy implications and recommendations: now what?

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In this chapter, the background to the EU Kids Online project's policy objectives is reviewed and the principal recommendations that emerged from the findings highlighted. The focus is primarily on Europe and policy actions framed at a European level and/or implemented within member states of the European Union. Against a background of intense debate regarding the effectiveness of self-regulatory regimes as mechanisms for online child protection, the chapter examines gaps in policy formulations for internet safety, asking whether current policy is effective and how policymakers can address future challenges in an area that continues to evolve and become more complex.

Keywords: Policy; Recommendations; Self-regulation; Safer Internet programme; Stakeholders; Information and awareness

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