New book about online risks

10 Jan 2015

New book in Czech about online risks written by our team members Anna Sevcikova (Ed.), Hana Machackova, Alena Cerna, Lenka Dedkova, David Smahel and Lukas Blinka is published!

The book is entitled Děti a dospívající online: Vybraná rizika požívání internetu [Youth online: Selected risks of internet use].

The book focuses on selected risks children may encounter while using the internet. Readers get an introduction to common dangers online, their prevalence and effects, and risk factors for young internet users. Prevention and intervention methods are also discussed. Based on current findings from Czech studies, as well as international research, the book also aims to address common myths associated with children's internet use. The monograph covers themes such as: internet addiction, privacy on social networking sites, meeting strangers from the internet, exposure to online sexual content, cyberbullying, and risky communities online. To get a better understanding of online risks, some chapters focus on patterns of internet use among children and parental mediation. The book targets the wider public, as well as professionals who work regularly with children.

More details and orders (in Czech only) here.

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