Young People's Net Cultures

Young People's Net Cultures

Elza Dunkels (University of Umeå, Sweden)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch316
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Sweden has a large number of Internet users, and on a global scale only Iceland had more Internet users in 2002 (ITU, 2003). The European Union-funded project SAFT (2003a) found that 87% of Swedish children have access to the Internet at home. Today Scandinavian media focus on alleged serious problems caused by children being online. Despite these media reports, however, it appears that Scandinavian parents and children talk little about the Internet and its effects on life (Bjørnstad, 2002; SAFT, 2003c).

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