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Is child internet access a questionable risk?

Ubiquity, Volume 2003 Issue September, September 1- September 30, 2003 | BY Charles Adetokunbo Shoniregun , Andrew Anderson 

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The unlimited and pervasive use of the Internet by young people raises many concerns about child safety. What solutions are available and why aren't they being used?


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The internet is use by young children is not so important

��� xyx, Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:14:10 UTC

Don't lower standards to appease careless baby factories. simply shut off access to minors the same way you restrict alcohol and cigerettes to anyone under 18 only instead of 18 make it 21 and require some sort of proof that they ARE over 21, more than just a CAPTCHA phrase because even kids know how to get around those safety measures or they simply have an adult do it for them. so restrict online access to minors and one problem solved. then teach them phonics and give them books not e-books.

��� age discrimination, Tue, 04 Jun 2013 08:42:15 UTC

sadly it's not that simple to say that children are victims alone and not predators online as well especially when those same "government agencies" and schools are the ones providing the education to hack and put nasty images and things like that ONTO another persons computer whom they deem as a target whether they are threatening or not. curb your kids by preventing them from even being online or simply unplug. go camping instead and teach them an actual skill. like survival not identity theft.

��� not that simple, Tue, 04 Jun 2013 08:36:42 UTC

you forgot to mention that children can be predators too and this "grooming" is not a "new evil". it didn't pop up when Atari did. Shame on you for relying on technology to raise your kids. stop your child from abusing terms of service when it clearly says 18 OR OVER! or simply keep the technology off and send them to the backyard to play instead. kids survived for 1000's of years without technology they will survive another 1000 without it.

��� childrenarepredatorstoo, Tue, 04 Jun 2013 08:32:00 UTC

This is a great cause of concern for a parent, and I myself am a parent and I will be very worried for when my children grow up and start to learn about the world of internet, but I will do everything in my power to teach them the rights and the wrongs about the Internet, it is so sad that many children are being subjected to exploitation by sick perverted adults, they should be given a life sentence when found guility, a years or a few years sentence will not do the justice, because within a few years or even a matter of months they will be released and out in the community looking to target more innocent children.

��� Chrisma, Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:22:51 UTC

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