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Parental approaches to enhancing young people's online safety

Hardley, J.ORCID: 0000-0002-0029-3726, Third, A., Locke, K. and Richardson, I. (2012) Parental approaches to enhancing young people's online safety. Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre



Although there is evidence that young people are tech-savvy with the know-how to keep themselves safe online, this review has demonstrated that the technological generational gap remains large.

There are divergent opinions over what constitutes online risks, dangers or threats to young people online. Online environments fostering anonymity, for example, can be perceived as both a risk and benefit to young people. Conversation between young people and adults regarding online safety is imperative to parents understanding cybersafety and young people staying safe online. It remains crucial that research is conducted to explore these questions with adults and young people.

Item Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Media, Communication and Culture
Series Name: Literature Review
Publisher: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre
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