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Benefits

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Where is the Internet used?

Who are they with?

What do they do?

Dangers

Protection or Freedom?

Through a child's eyes

Section 2: Education

Who are they with?

 

Young people see digital devices as totally normal and why shouldn’t they? They’ve never known a world in which they didn’t exist.

 

When they are using new technologies they may be:

  • Alone (at school or at home)

  • In a physical group in a room (such as a computer suite at school)

  • In a virtual group (where the other people are on computers in other places – perhaps across the globe)  

  • In a virtual world (where the other people take the form of avatars. The task might be a real task or a game)

 

The ‘Eurobarometer Report’ showed that in the UK :

    32% of parents were worried about the possibility of on-line grooming

    41% were not worried at all

    Only 24% of parent in the UK knew that their children had seen something violent or sexual on the internet

    76% had no idea.

(Eurobarometer is a series of surveys regularly performed on behalf of the European Commission since 1973. Find out more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurobarometer)

 

We can’t ignore the fact that parents often don’t know what their children are up to on the internet.

See: http://tinyurl.com/3af998 (this is the European Internet Safety Portal)


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