Studying children and their internet experiences: online risks between theoretical approaches and methodological issues

Dan CHIRIBUCĂ, Ionela Maria RĂCĂTĂU


Abstract:

The paper reviews and discusses a series of researches and data having as main topic the children’s use of internet with a special focus on risks associated with online activities. Taking into account the results and classifcations resulted from a recent cross-national survey, as well as defnitions and dimensions generally accepted in the feld of risk research, the article outlines and presents some of the methodological issues which should be considered in order to improve the validity and reliability of the internet and online risks researches.

Keywords: children, internet use, online risks, research methodology

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