Children, Internet and Sexuality

By Syahirah Abdul Shukor.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Sexuality has been the main concern in the involvement of children as the Internet users. The Internet provides an interactive means of communication and information, and parents and educators fear its effects on children. This paper discusses the agenda for protecting children online and argues that participation of children on the Internet could be seen as in ‘the best interest of a child’ in facing the challenges of today’s world. Information is a determining factor in moving towards an information society, and lack of information could also harm children. The importance of using information with responsibility should also be part of the agenda in protecting children online. Too much control of access to the Internet will diminish the interest of children in the Internet and participation of children in use of the Internet is considered to be a way of instilling responsible citizenship. Balancing the advancement of technology with children’s development needs support and guidance and arguably, the moral guidance that begins at home and in school.

Keywords: Children, Internet, Sexuality

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.217-222. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 512.794KB).

Syahirah Abdul Shukor

PhD Student, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK

She is currently a PhD student at Keele University under the Malaysian government's scholarship.

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