Protecting Our Children on the Internet: Towards a New Culture of Responsibility
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Protecting Our Children on the Internet

Towards a New Culture of Responsibility

By Jens Waltermann (Edited by), Marcel Machill (Edited by)

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Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 August 2000
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The Internet offers many new possibilities in communications, business, and entertainment. At the same time, the cross-cultural flow of data requires new responsibilities for media providers, users, and law enforcement authorities (in the case of criminal content). The Bertelsmann Foundation and renowned experts have developed a set of recommendations to effectively secure responsibility, and to protect children from illegal and harmful content. This self-regulatory system is based on four pillars: self-regulation, self-rating and filtering, hotlines, and law enforcement as supplement to self-regulation. The publication also presents the results of a representative, tri-national (Australia, Germany, USA) Internet-user survey on self-regulation and protection of minors. In addition, it contains a detailed bibliography of important publications on Internet regulation, youth protection, and self-regulation.

About the Author

Jens Waltermann is Assistant to the CEO at the Bertelsmann Foundation. Marcel Machill holds the Chair of Journalism II and is a tenured professor of journalism and international media systems at the University of Leipzig.

EAN: 9783892044741
ISBN: 3892044740
Publisher: Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers
Dimensions: 21.69 x 15.77 x 2.92 centimeters (0.91 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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