Child Protection and Safeguarding Technologies: Appropriate or Excessive ‘Solutions’ to Social Problems?

1st Edition

Maggie Brennan, Andy Phippen

Routledge
September 12, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 128 Pages
ISBN 9781138555402 - CAT# Y380492

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Summary

This book explores, through a children’s rights’-based perspective, the emergence of a safeguarding dystopia in child online protection that has emerged from a tension between an over-reliance in technical solutions and a lack of understanding around code and algorithm capabilities. The text argues that a safeguarding dystopia results in docile children, rather than safe ones, and that we should stop seeing technology as the sole solution to online safeguarding.

The reader will, through reading this book, gain a deeper understanding of the current policy arena in online safeguarding, what causes children to beocme upset online, and the doomed nature of safeguarding solutions. The book also features a detailed analysis of issues surrounding content filtering, access monitoring, surveillance, image recognition and tracking.

This book is aimed at legal practitioners, law students, and those interested in child safeguarding and technology.

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