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Author Milosevic, Tijana, author.

Title Protecting children online? : cyberbullying policies of social media companies / Tijana Milosevic ; foreword by Sonia Livingstone.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK MIT    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 280 pages).
Series The information society series
Information society series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 23, 2018).
Contents Cyberbullying, dignity, and children's rights. When cyberbullying ends in suicide -- Can E-stay compromise children's rights? -- Shaping company responsibility : privatized public sphere -- Vagaries of self-regulation. Perils of politics-driven regulation -- Industry self-regulation in the US and in the EU -- Untangling the companies' motives and actions -- The roles of NGO's in search of transparency and effectiveness -- Policy solutions. Strengths and limitations of self-regulation -- Toward a culture of dignity.
Summary This book investigates regulatory and social pressures that social media companies face in the aftermath of high profile cyberbullying incidents. The author's research evaluates the policies companies develop to protect themselves and users. This includes interviews with NGO and social media company reps in the US and the EU. She triangulates these findings against news, policy reports, evaluations and interviews with e-safety experts. This book raises questions about the legitimacy of expecting companies to balance the tension between free speech and child protection without publicly revealing their decision-making processes. In an environment where e-safety is part of the corporate business model, this book unveils the process through which established social media companies receive less government scrutiny than start-ups. The importance of this research for law and policy argues for an OA edition to ensure the work is widely and globally accessible to scholars and decision makers.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
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Subject Online social networks -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Internet industry -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Cyberbullying -- Prevention.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Media studies.
Indexed Term INFORMATION SCIENCE/Technology & Policy
Added Author Livingstone, Sonia M., writer of foreword.
Other Form: Print version: Milosevic, Tijana. Protecting Children Online? : Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies. Cambridge : MIT Press, ©2017 9780262037099
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