Psychological Aspects of Information Safety of Children and Adolescents on the Internet

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Abstract

The paper analyses information and psychological threats to the safety of children and adolescents on the Internet. Such threats can be divided into two groups: the threats affecting one’s sense of personal security (external threats) and the threats undermining the integrity of one’s personality (internal threats). The paper provides a brief review of the relevant problems related to the information and psychological safety of children and adolescents in the Internet and gives some recommendations on how to eliminate these problems.

General Information

Keywords: Internet, information and psychological safety, threats, personal security, personal integrity

Journal rubric: Applied Research and Practice

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Baranova Y.M. Psychological Aspects of Information Safety of Children and Adolescents on the Internet. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2012. Vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 122–129. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Yuliya M. Baranova, PhD student at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Kozma Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University, volunteer at the Nizhniy Novgorod Regional Charity Nongovernment Organization “Zabota”, Regional Centre for Safer Internet for Children, e-mail: chichy@yandex.ru

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