Minding Minors Wandering the Web: Regulating Online Child Safety

  • Simone van der Hof
  • Bibi van den Berg
  • Bart Schermer

Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Bibi van den Berg
    Pages 1-16
  3. The Regulatory Horizon

  4. Encountering Risk Versus Engaging in Risky Behaviour

  5. Privacy, Data Protection and Online Marketing

  6. Cyberbullying

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Janneke M. van der Zwaan, Virginia Dignum, Catholijn M. Jonker, Simone van der Hof
      Pages 211-228
  7. Online Grooming

  8. The Regulatory Horizon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17

About this book


Ensuring online safety has become a topic on the regulatory agenda in many Western societies. However, regulating for online safety is far from easy, due to the wide variety of national and international, private and public actors and stakeholders that are involved. When regulating online risks for children it is important to strike the right balance between protection against harms on the one hand, and safeguarding their fundamental freedoms and rights on the other. The authors in this book grapple with precisely this theme: striking the right balance between ensuring safety for children on the internet while at the same time enabling them to experiment, to learn, to enrich their lives, to acquire skills and to have fun using this global network. The authors come from various scientific disciplines, ranging from law to social science and from media studies to philosophy, thus presenting both empirical and theoretical/conceptual approaches, and shedding a multi-disciplinary light on the complex topic of regulating online safety for children.


cyber bullying grooming online child safety privacy and data protection regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Simone van der Hof
    • 1
  • Bibi van den Berg
    • 2
  • Bart Schermer
    • 3
  1. 1.eLaw – Center for law in the information societyLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.eLaw – Center for law in the informationLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Faculty of Law eLaw – Centre for Law in the InformationLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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