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Dealing with meeting strangers danger: Children´s perspectives

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Year of publication 2015
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
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Faculty of Social Studies

Description Previous research on youths’ online risky experiences has mostly utilized quantitative designs. However, some of this research does not account for youths’ views and perceptions. We also do not know a lot about children´s practice of meeting strangers in online environment from children perspective. Our presentation is focused on problematic situations connected to meeting strangers from the perspectives of European youths. We classifying children´s direct and also indirect online experiences connected to meeting strangers online. Our focus is also on solutions of these situations. How are children dealing with meeting people they do not know in online environment? We will present results from EUKO III project. Interviews and focus groups were conducted with youths between the ages of 9 and 16 from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and the United Kingdom (N = 368). During focus groups and interviews, researchers asked what children perceive as being potentially negative or problematic while using the internet and technology. We selected data connected to meeting unknown people.
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