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Author O'Malley, Claire ♦ Statache, Ramona ♦ Cano, Monica ♦ Adolphs, Svenja ♦ Rodden, Tom ♦ Koene, Ansgar ♦ Coleman, Stephen ♦ Vallejos, Elvira Perez ♦ Carter, Chris James ♦ McAuley, Derek ♦ Pothong, Kruakae
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Engagement ♦ Drama ♦ Digital rights ♦ Education ♦ Children and young people ♦ Vignettes ♦ Internet safety
Abstract A quick journey through prevention science (e.g., substance misuse prevention) and a comparison between online and offline risks, harm, and vulnerability in children suggests that new approaches and interventions are needed to promote Internet safety and minimise the new sources of risk associated with accessing the Internet. In this paper we present a new methodological approach to promote digital literacy and positively influence the way in which young people interact with the Internet: iRights Youth Juries. These juries offer a solution for the challenge of how to engage children and young people in activities that, rather than simply promoting Internet safety, aim to provide the knowledge and the confidence required for developing healthy digital citizens. This approach thus begins to move beyond the notion of the Internet as a simple cause of social change, approaching it instead as an opportunity to engage knowledgeably with the digital world and maximise citizenship.
Description Affiliation: University of Nottingham (Vallejos, Elvira Perez; Koene, Ansgar; Carter, Chris James; Statache, Ramona; Rodden, Tom; McAuley, Derek; Cano, Monica; Adolphs, Svenja; O'Malley, Claire) || University of Leeds, UK (Pothong, Kruakae; Coleman, Stephen)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-05-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society (CSOC)
Volume Number 45
Issue Number 3
Page Count 7
Starting Page 84
Ending Page 90


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