Safeguarding Children and Young People Online Dr. Claire Meehan University of Auckland c.meehan@auckland.ac.nz.

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Slide 1 Safeguarding Children and Young People Online Dr. Claire Meehan University of Auckland c.meehan@auckland.ac.nz Slide 2 Young Peoples Internet Usage Time spent online Online-offline blurring Risks and harms Slide 3 My Research 1: Drug Harms Abundance of unregulated information Polarisation of information Addition of online peers Blurring of online-offline persona Drug user as drug educator Increased risk of harm Slide 4 Sexting, Sexploitation and Grooming Impacts: Individual Family and friends Community Wider society Slide 5 Education, information and training United Kingdom Australia New Zealand Slide 6 Roastbusters in he New Zealand Media Slide 7 Impact of this attention The need to educate young people Shines a light on cyberbullying Can be too narrow does not focus on drug/ alcohol harms or sexual harms More money for research: new projects and evaluations of existing programmes Slide 8 Prevention and Education Information technology now forms an integral part of the education system in many countries We should not try to censor the Internet Raising awareness for young people Raising awareness for parents and teachers Secure online environments A collaborative approach Slide 9 My Research 2 Exploratory conversations with educationalists and stakeholders in New Zealand Aims, objectives and methodology Desired outputs Comments and suggestions welcome! Slide 10 Thank you!

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