Deliberately selected to represent as many parts of the globe as possible, and with a commitment to recognizing both the similarities and differences in children and young people's lives - from China to Denmark, from Canada to India, from Japan to Iceland, from - the authors offer a rich contextualization of children's engagement with their particular media and communication environment, while also pursuing cross-cutting themes in terms of comparative and global trends.

Media and Communications Regulation and Child Protection: An Overview of the Field

Media and communications regulation and child protection: An overview of the field


In an age when there is a plurality of content providers, in a system of media abundance, and with an increasing uncertainty to centralized regulatory monopolies, how are children to be protected from harm and illegalities, without chilling the creative heat of invention and new synergies? In this chapter, I look to the broader historical context and then to contemporary discussion about regulation. I provide an overview of some significant aspects of the current landscape concerning legislative discourse, regulatory agency and methodology. My discussion focuses on media and communications regulation and child protection in the USA and European Union, primarily the UK, ...

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