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Children and the Internet: Track 1

What impact has the internet had on children’s lives? How has the arrival of the internet changed children’s exposure to media? As a reflection of society, the web exposes children to many of the same issues they encounter in everyday life but its easy accessibility means that this is amplified. Along with being an incredible resource with numerous benefits come concerns about its long term effects on child psychology.

By: The iTunes U team (Programme and web teams)

  • Duration 40 mins
  • Updated Wednesday 28th May 2014
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Psychology
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Track 1: How children use the internet

Professor Sonia Livingstone discusses why she was drawn to this area of research


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 How children use the internet    Professor Sonia Livingstone discusses why she was drawn to this area of research Play now How children use the internet
2 Percieved dangers    Professor Sonia Livingstone explains the risks of unregulated access to information from net Play now Percieved dangers
3 Regulation and benefits    Professor Sonia Livingstone feels the benefits outweigh the risks Play now Regulation and benefits
4 Working with children methods and challenges    The challenges psychologists face with this type of research. Play now Working with children methods and challenges
5 Which children are most vulnerable    Professor Sonia Livingstone discuss what other factors contribute to child safety Play now Which children are most vulnerable