Children in the digital environment
Revised typology of risks
The digital environment has become an integral part of children’s everyday lives and
interactions. The benefits can be tremendous, but there also risks. In 2011, the OECD
adopted a Typology of Risks in an effort to broadly categorise those risks. Since
then the digital environment has changed significantly, as risks have evolved in nature
and new ones have emerged.
This report informs the OECD’s broader work on children in the digital environment
by examining these trends and presenting an updated Typology of Risks. The Typology
provides a high-level overview of the risk landscape, and outlines four risk categories
and their manifestations. The Typology also identifies and analyses risks that cut
across these four risk categories, and that can therefore have wide-ranging effects
on children’s lives.
Available from January 08, 2021