The key role of resilience in youth online safety

2013 report from EU Kids Online focused on resilience – "the ability to deal with negative experiences online or offline" – as a key factor in children's well-being online and offline, writing that "children must explore and encounter some risk to learn and gain resilience." The research, encompassing interviews with more than 25,000 youth in 25 countries, found that resilience is a safeguard long neglected in the public discussion about youth online safety (see this on other internal safeguards for young users of digital media). Here is an evidence-based Resilience Builder Program for Children & Adolescents.

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