An article in the medical journal Pediatrics this month makes significant additions to what we know about youth risk online in two areas: parenting and risk factors for older teen girls (the sample was girls 14-17). The authors of “Association of Maltreatment With High-Risk Internet Behaviors and Ofﬂine Encounters” pointed to what we already know: [...]
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The latest EU Kids Online pan-European study found that the Internet is now central to young people’s lives throughout the continent.
Ofcom, the UK’s communications-industry regulator, found that 54% of UK 11-to-16-year-olds want more advice about online privacy. In other findings, 28% believe “information is needed on how to keep security information such as passwords and PIN numbers safe”; 22% “want more information on how to avoid inappropriate content online”; and 20% “want more advice on [...]
As scary as some of the reports covering it may make it look, there’s a lot of good news for online youth in the much-anticipated new study from UNH’s Crimes Against Children Research Center, “Trends in Arrests of Online Predators.” I hope the news coverage doesn’t focus solely on the nearly five-fold increase in online [...]