Implementing Evidence-based Youth Protection: Comparing Internet Literacy between Youths and Guardians in Japan

ID: 49885 Type: Virtual Paper
  1. Nagayuki Saito, Ochanomizu University, Japan
  2. Madoka Aragaki, Business Breakthrough University, Japan

Recently, youths have become closely connected with the Internet by using telecommunication devices such as smartphones and tablets However, this connection has engendered social problems that involve youths’ encountering various online troubles This study evaluated and analyzed the online literacy of youths and guardians, to understand youths’ online environments by following Article 3 of the appendix of the “Act on Establishment of Enhanced Environment for Youth’s Safe and Secure Internet Use” The results showed that the guardians’ total online literacy was significantly higher than that of the high school students and junior high school students In addition, the guardians’ online literacy was significantly higher in all subcategories of online risks such as those entailing illegal and harmful information, inappropriate usage, and privacy and security

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