"Should I comment or share this post?": Balancing fun and seriousness online

Ditte Dalum Christoffersen, Kit Stender Petersen

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Children and teenagers use a great amount of time online. If you ask them why they will often tell that they make new friends, kill time, play and have fun. But not only - many of them also tell that they sometimes can get hurt, sad or even scared and that they sometimes get exposed to innapropriate contents.
With empirical examples from mainly memes, comments and photo sharing we will try to highlight some of the dilemmas children and teenagers can face trying to balancing fun and seriousness online.
In addition we will discuss how the online aspect seem to create a new kind of vulnerability among children and teenagers moving from seeing children and teenagers as vulnerable in themselves to be seeing them as vulnerable to.
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateNov 2021
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021
EventWorld Anti-Bullying Forum - Radison sas hotel, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 1 Nov 20212 Dec 2021


ConferenceWorld Anti-Bullying Forum
LocationRadison sas hotel
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  • children and youth
  • schools, courses and institutions
  • social work and social conditions

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