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ERIC Number: ED511383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9067-9260-2
Children and Young People's Views on Web 2.0 Technologies. LGA Research Report
Rudd, Peter; Walker, Matthew
National Foundation for Educational Research
Web 2.0 technologies are online tools that allow users to share, collaborate and interact with one another. This small-scale project focused on young people's personal use of social media, and on the potential to use these tools to collect the views of young people and involve them in democracy in communities and local authorities. The main findings indicated that: (1) web 2.0 technologies were used extensively by young people for personal use and expressing opinions, although not all have equal access to it at home; (2) young people are confident and feel safe when using these tools; and (3) "cyber bullying" and malicious use of texts did exist but were rare. This report is important reading for local authorities, children's services practitioners and all those working with young people.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Equal Access