Kids On-line: Promoting Responsible Use and a Safe Environment on the Net in Asia (2002)

Kids On-line: Promoting Responsible Use and a Safe Environment on the Net in Asia (2002)
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Edited by: Kavitha Shetty
ISBN: 9971-905-92-2
Year: 2002
Pages: 292
Price: US$ 22.00
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There has been much debate about the protection of minors on the Internet. Governments face the dilemma of balancing the positive and negative effects of the Internet. Regulatory frameworks have been put in place, but the nature of the Internet makes it difficult to prevent children from being exposed to its dangers.

The options proposed range from government-imposed regulations to self-regulation by various groups-ISPs, parents, schools, etc. As this book reveals, the practices in Asia, as elsewhere, have been mixed. In Asia, the problem is, if anything, more intractable. Faced with many competing demands, most Asian governments do not rank the protection of children in cyberspace high on their priority list. This book covers the current attitudes and approaches towards the protection of children in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.