Connected and concerned: Variation in parents' online safety concerns

  title={Connected and concerned: Variation in parents' online safety concerns},
  author={D. Boyd and E. Hargittai},
  journal={Policy \& Internet},
The widespread adoption of social media and other networked technologies by youth has prompted concerns about the safety issues they face when they go online, including the potential of being hurt by a stranger, being exposed to pornographic or violent content, and bullying or being bullied. These concerns often manifest as fears and anxieties in parents and can lead to pervasive moral panics. Eager to shield children from potential risks, parents—and lawmakers—often respond to online safety… Expand

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