Mostly positive but kids still need guidance Most people who go online have mainly positive experiences.
But, like any endeavor — attending school, cooking, riding a bicycle, or traveling — there are some risks and annoyances.
A “one-size-fits-all” approach to prevention does not work.
This is the first complete re-write that reflects not just changes in technology but what we’ve learned from all the great research of the past decade.
Children and teens get a lot of benefit from being online, but they can also be targets of harassment and, though rare, even exploitation and crime, in this as in any other environment.
Even children who are tech-savvy may need a little help in navigating the emotional and social risks of being in a public space like the Internet.
This guide is designed to help parents, educators, other caregivers and policy makers gain an understanding as to how to best “protect” children on fixed and mobile network platforms.
What we’ve learned and what’s changed in 20 years Unlike the first 1993 edition of the guide, this version is based not only on 20 more years experience, but the latest research into how youth are using the Net, what works, and what are — and aren’t — likely risks.