Balancing opportunities and risks in teenagers’ use of the internet: the role of online skills and internet self-efficacy

  title={Balancing opportunities and risks in teenagers’ use of the internet: the role of online skills and internet self-efficacy},
  author={Sonia Livingstone and Ellen Johanna Helsper},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={309 - 329}
Many hopes exist regarding the opportunities that the internet can offer to young people as well as fears about the risks it may bring. Informed by research on media literacy, this article examines the role of selected measures of internet literacy in relation to teenagers’ online experiences. Data from a national survey of teenagers in the UK (N = 789) are analyzed to examine: first, the demographic factors that influence skills in using the internet; and, second (the main focus of the study… 

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