Children’s Online Behaviour and Safety

Policy and Rights Challenges

Authors: Phippen, Andy

  • Provides a timely intervention into the debate on young people and online safety
  • Offers clear policy recommendations and advice for schools
  • Covers a range of topics including gaming and sexting
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About this book

This book explores the use of technology in young people’s social lives against a backdrop of “online safety measures” put in place by the UK government to ensure safe and risk free engagement with online services. The UK landscape is used as a case study to compare the grass roots of digital behaviours with attempts by policy makers to control access and prohibit “bad” behaviours. In conducting an analysis of current UK policy positions and media perspectives against ethnographic research in areas such as gaming and sexting, the book highlights the flaws in approaching the control of disruptive social behaviours using prohibitive approaches. It also highlights the gulf between the experiences of young people and the capabilities of the school system to deliver effective education around safe online behaviours. The author illustrates the complex relationship young people have with technology, as active engagers rather than passive consumers, and looks at the ways in which their needs for effective education and resilience are currently not being met. Furthermore, he demonstrates how, in an effort to make them safe, stakeholders are eroding children’s fundamental rights.

Children’s Online Behaviour and Safety will be of interest to scholars, practitioners and students researching and practicing in education, sociology, children’s law, children’s digital rights and social policy. 

About the authors

Andy Phippen is Professor of Children and Technology at Plymouth University, UK. He has worked with children and young people for over 15 years, exploring their use of digital technology. He has published widely and has made frequent media and policy contributions in the area. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • What Do We Mean by “Child Online Safety”?

    Phippen, Andy

    Pages 1-13

  • Public Concern and the Policy “Solution”

    Phippen, Andy

    Pages 15-41

  • Young People and Digital Lives

    Phippen, Andy

    Pages 43-62

  • Gaming: Violent Content = Violent Children?

    Phippen, Andy

    Pages 63-79

  • Sexting: “The Teen Epidemic”

    Phippen, Andy

    Pages 81-99

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57095-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57094-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children’s Online Behaviour and Safety
Book Subtitle
Policy and Rights Challenges
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57095-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57095-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57094-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 155
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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