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A romániai fiatalok megküzdése az online veszélyekkel
The confrontation of Romanian youth with online risks

Author(s): Imola Antal, Gyöngyvér Erika Tőkés, Éva László-Bodrogi
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Presa Universitara Clujeana
Keywords: online risks; youth risks

Summary/Abstract: The digital world of youth is very discussed subject, together with the opportunities and risks brought by internet using. The present study analyses the encounter of kids with ages between 9-16 with harmful content and the manner they are affected by it. Is it bothering for them? How they react? How they cope with negative experiences? How resilient are our youngsters? Our study is part of the international research EU Kids Online ( developed in 25 European countries and we are presenting in this paper the Romanian kids perspective regarding the topic of risk and harm via cyberspace. The obtained results are similar to the general experiences of the other countries involved in the research, emphasizing that the encounter with online risks doesn’t produce negative outcomes in each situation. At the same time, comparing the Romanian results with the European average, our children can be considered less resilient almost with 10 % to the online harmful content (65 % of the Romanian teenagers with ages between 11-16 in context of 76% European average and 54% of the Romanian children with ages between 9-10 in context of 61% European average).

  • Issue Year: 10/2012
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 55-79
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Hungarian