Online Child Safety: Law, Technology and Governance by Joseph Savirimuthu

Online Child Safety: Law, Technology and Governance

byJoseph Savirimuthu

Hardcover | January 31, 2012

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Although the subject of children's rights and the sociology of childhood and child sexual abuse has been the subject of extensive scholarly deliberation and commentary, there has been very little consideration of the way networks and digital information create a trust deficit, which consequently implicates all non-State actors and civil society. There is a need to understand the dynamics of the multi-stakeholder Internet governance model and the challenges Web 2.0 technologies pose for child protection policy-making. This book fills the lacuna. Online Child Safety: Law, Technology and Governance directs its focus on the governance challenges raised by the problems of ascertaining the integrity, authenticity and reliability of information flows and network infrastructures for our attitudes towards risks facing children and strategies for enhancing their safety in the online environment. It also seeks to understand the nature of convergence and articulates the significance of emerging regulatory trends in the way compliance with child safety norms are defined, communicated and enforced.

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JOSEPH SAVIRIMUTHU is Lecturer in Law at the Liverpool Law School, University of Liverpool, UK. He is co-editor ofa special issue on "Identity, Privacy and New Technologies" for the International Journal of Intellectual Property Management.
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Title:Online Child Safety: Law, Technology and GovernanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230241522

ISBN - 13:9780230241527

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Regulating Risks: Convergence, Technology and Social Policy
Online Sexual Grooming of Children, Obscene Content and Peer Victimization: Legal and Investigatory Issues
Trans-Border Challenges to Enforcing Online Child Safety Laws
Online Child Safety: International Cooperation and Policymaking
Online Child Safety, Civil Society and the Private Sector: Alternative Strategies
The Child, Media Literacy and Policy Implications
Concluding Thoughts: The Tethered Child
Notes
Bibliography
Index