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Digitally Empowering Young People set out to explore how we can decrease children and young people’s vulnerabilities online.

Key Aims

We sought to understand what provisions exist to support children and young people’s digital lives, what are the current risks and opportunities online, and strengths and limitations of the online safety education within the home and at school.

Key Findings

  • Online safety education included little acknowledgement of the opportunities the Internet has to offer.

  • Developing and maintaining healthy and positive relationships is integral to keeping children and young people safe online.

  • Historical approaches and language used within online safety education has served to enhance vulnerabilities and reinforce a culture of victim blaming.

  • There is a need for “educational change”.

Policy Brief

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