Although the headlines often highlight access to adult/inappropriate material as one of the biggest e-Safety risks to children, recent studies have shown that online risks are more diverse than this. In a blog on The London School of Economics website, Benjamin De La Pava reposts that risks are increasingly related to the content that children are creating and sharing.
He cites examples, such as a study by Net Children Go Mobile, which found that whilst the risk of exposure to adult material hadn’t changed significantly, the reports of content on race hate and self harm amongst UK teenagers had risen quite dramatically.
The consequences of a young persons digital footprint is also highlighted in the blog, with the danger that it can have serious impacts on a childs future, particularly in the job market.
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