ERIC Number: ED456912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Nontechnical Strategies To Reduce Children's Exposure to Inappropriate Material on the Internet. Summary of a Workshop (December 13, 2000).
Iannotta, Joah G., Ed.
In response to a Congressional mandate in conjunction with the Protection of Children from Sexual Predators Act of 1998, a committee of experts was formed to explore both technical and nontechnical strategies for protecting children from pornography and other inappropriate Internet content. This book summarizes a workshop held in December 2000 to allow public input to the committee's work focusing on nontechnical strategies that could be effective in a broad range of settings in which children and youth might be online. Chapter 1 identifies the questions addressed by the workshop. Chapter 2 discusses key contextual issues and challenges that policymakers, local administrators, and parents face in choosing an approach to reduce children's exposure to inappropriate Internet content. Chapter 3 reviews research in three areas that provide a scientific basis to developing age-appropriate, nontechnical strategies: (1) children's cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development; (2) impact of media on youth; and (3) children's media use. This chapter also provides a guide for adults in selecting an approach. Chapter 4 presents a variety of nontechnical strategies, describing these approaches and how communities might make use of them. Chapter 5 summarizes workshop participants' ideas for how to improve and connect future research, policy, and practice. The book's final chapter summarizes key points and areas emphasized by workshop participants. The book concludes by asserting that the approaches that best serve young people need to be based on the context, needs, and manner in which the children are using the Internet. The book's appendix includes the workshop agenda and lists workshop presenters. (Contains 73 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Development, Children, Internet, Marketing, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use, Media Literacy, Mentors, Parent Child Relationship, Pornography, Professional Development, Public Policy, Research Needs, School Policy, Teacher Student Relationship, Workshops, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Children, Youth, and Families.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.; Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A