Research and analysis

The protection of children online: a brief scoping review to identify vulnerable groups

This scoping review explores what is currently known about children's vulnerability to harm from online activity or interactions.

Detail

A large percentage of children now have access to and use the internet. New media technology means that the ways in which children are accessing online content are changing and ever evolving. Policy makers need research evidence to inform policies that articulate children’s online risks, safeguard them from harm and promote their welfare.

The Child Wellbeing Research Centre was commissioned by the Department for Education, working closely with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) to explore what is currently known about children’s vulnerability to harm from online activity or interactions.