publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Article . 2012

Censoring, Censuring or Empowering? Young people and digital agency

Lelia Green;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Murdoch University
  • Country: Austria
Abstract
The protection of young people from troubling and disturbing onlinecontent is rightly a high policy priority in Western nations. However, ‘the child’ is increasingly being defined as anyone below the age of majority: 18 in most nations. The significant age and maturity differences between primary school children and teenagers are recognised in most cinema classification schemes but less nuanced in terms of regulated online content. While there is considerable evidence that younger children benefit from vigilant support regarding what they access online, the legal and policy focus upon the regulated protection of teenagers risks constraining opportunities as well...
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