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Children and young people on the internet and the adults' responsibility

Monday D 18/2 costs The Media Council for Children and Youth a debate in Berlingske Media based on a new study on children, young people and their lives on social media. This study was prepared in consultation with Consumer Council, Institute for Human Rights and DR and aimed to put Klarein of on how our young look and behave on the Internet.

I had been free to join and together with 250 others, I was put into results. Subsequently, there was a debate with particular. a panel of 5 young people. Those I return to.

The survey was targeted at young people between 12 and 18 years as well as parents of children between 9 and 18 years of age. The latter was a positive surprise, since in my view is very relevant to the adult performances set against the youth answers. Many parents are simply unaware of what their children are using the internet and social media to. There is an incredible amount of fear because of this, well warmed up by many media sensational approach to the topics.

So it was appropriate for me to ask about why only the 12-18 olds was asked?

In my experience, children begin to have a social life on the Internet as soon as they can use a computer or a mobile.

How to produce a study where only parents conjecture used?

Why were they 9-11 year-old children are not even involved?

The answer was in brief that the 9-11 olds were too young to participate in the web survey which was the author of the report itself. They were difficult to make state ethics of.

However, they had found it relevant to ask separately prepared questions for the 12-14 olds and 15-18 year.

I find it hard to see what the difference is between the, and so to get the younger group involved too. If they believed that the small had difficulty reading and understanding the issues, they could have made them as video or involved parents.

It provides at least not make sense to me to exclude the youngest users, and further debate emphasized my point.