Authors: Dittin Andrews; Sreejith Alathur; Naganna Chetty
Addresses: Center for Development of Advanced Computing, Electronics City, Bangalore, India ' National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangalore, India ' National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, Mangalore, India
Abstract: Children online safety is a global issue and attaining international attention to address it. Often, children are vulnerable to online threats. Aim of this paper is to review children online safety issues and identify existing international efforts for reducing online risks. In this regard, efforts from available international bodies for providing online safety to children are reviewed and reported. To overcome online risks, understanding the behaviour of online ecosystem and coping after facing risks are most important. The ecosystem involves different stakeholders such as service providers, physical network, online users being connected, social media sites and tools and technology. Elimination of online risks is difficult but the intensity of risks can be reduced.
Keywords: online safety; children; online risks; international efforts; problematic content.
International Journal of Web Based Communities, 2020 Vol.16 No.2, pp.123 - 133
Received: 14 May 2019
Accepted: 22 Jun 2019
Published online: 01 May 2020 *