Monday, September 29, 2014

Social media, children and young people @ the library – guidelines on safety, privacy and online behaviour | IFLA


by Kirsten Boelt and Ingrid Källström



Social networking sites and applications are very popular with children
and young adults, including the youngest of children. These types of
sites allow children to be incredibly creative online, to keep in touch
with their friends and express themselves using a whole range of
different media and applications such as video, photos, music, and chat.





The Internet is a great place to learn, discover, communicate and have
fun. But, just as in the real world, there are some risks as well as
great benefits. Smart online behaviour requires knowledge and critical
evaluation.





The guidelines on safety, privacy and online behaviour Social media, children and young people @ the library
summarize some basic issues on savvy use of social media tools and
networks. Guidelines are meant for librarians, teachers, parents and
other professionals working with children, but also for children and
young people themselves.





NOTE! The guidelines is a draft, not a finally approved version.




* Download [PDF -  English]

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