ReportsAs relatively new concerns such as cyberbullying, sexting and other online dangers join pornography and online predation as major concerns for those interested in online child safety, Governments and other agencies are starting to investigate and learn these issues, and present reports with an abundance of interesting information and statistics as well as recommendations.
Following are some of the more significant reports
- Parenting in the Digital Age: How Parents Weigh the Potential Benefits and Harms of Their Children's Technology Use, FOSI - Family Online Safety Institute, November 2014
- Teen Identity Theft, Fraud, Security, and Steps Teens Are Taking To Protect Themselves Online, FOSI - Family Online Safety Institute, November 2013
- Parents, Teens, and Online Privacy, Pew Internet and American Life Project, November 20, 2012
- The Online Generation Gap: Contrasting attitudes and behaviors of parents and teens, submitted to: The Family Online Safety Institute by Hart Research Associates, November 2012
- Sexting: Youth Practices and Legal Implications, created by Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, for the Berkman Center’s Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative, June 2011
- Youth Safety on a Living Internet, a report of the Online Safety & Technology Working Group (OSTWG), released June 2010
- Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds, The Kaiser Family Foundation, January 2010
- Parental Controls & Online Child Protection: A Survey of Tools & Methods, Special Report by The Progress Freedom Foundation, latest version September 2008
- Sexting: An Exploration of Practices, Attitudes and Influences, The UK Safer Internet Centre, in consultation with the NSPCC, December, 2012
- A Qualitative Study of Children, Young People and ‘Sexting’, A report prepared for the NSPCC, May, 2012.
- Safer Children in a Digital World, The report of the Byron Review, released March, 2008.
Also see The Byron Review Action Plan, June 2008, and Safer Children in a Digital World, Do we have safer children in a digital world? A review of progress since the 2008 Byron Review, March, 2010
- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre's annual review for 2010-2011. Shows 414 children were safeguarded, 513 child sex offenders were arrested and 132 child sex offender networks were disrupted and dismantled as a result of the centre's activities.
- Net Children Go Mobile - "Mobile internet access and use among European children, EU Safer Internet Programme, October 2013
- Child Safety Online: Global challenges and strategies, UNICEF - The Innocenti Research Centre (IRC), December 2011
- Cyber bullying & online grooming: 18 protective recommendations against key risks, ENISA, the (European Network and Information Security Agency), 31 October 2011
- Social Networking, Age and Privacy, EU Kids Online, April 2011
- Risks and safety on the internet, The perspective of European children,
Full findings and policy implications from the EU Kids Online survey of 9-16 year olds and their parents in 25 countries, January, 2011.
- Promoting safe and responsible use of online technology, insafe annual report, 2008.
Insafe is a European network of Awareness Centres promoting safe, responsible use of the Internet and mobile devices to young people
- High-Wire Act: Cyber-Safety and the Young, Report from the Joint Select Committee, The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, on Cyber-Safety, June 2011
- Click and connect: Young Australians’ use of online social media, The Australian Communications and Media Authority, July 2009
We will continue to update this list as these come out.
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