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Children, risk and safety on the internetResearch and policy challenges in comparative perspective$
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Sonia Livingstone and Leslie Haddon

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428837

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428837.001.0001

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Online opportunities

Online opportunities

Chapter:
(p.73) Six Online opportunities
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Children, risk and safety on the internet
Author(s):

Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt

Pille Runnel

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428837.003.0006

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

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