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Citation

Isaac D, Cusimano MD, Sherman A, Chipman M. Inj. Prev. 2004; 10(1): 59-61.

Affiliation

Injury Prevention Research Centre, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2004, BMJ Publishing Group)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

14760030

PMCID

PMC1756530

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the content, quality, and type of internet resources available for safety education. Using 19 search engines with search strings targeting major forms of injury, identified resources were classified by audience group, accessibility, and authorship. Two independent reviewers rated each resource on the basis of its content and a set of quality criteria using a three point scale. Overall, 10 (18.2%) resources were of highest quality, four (7.3%) were intermediate, and 41 (74.5%) were not recommended. Eighteen months after the original search, 67.3% of all resources and 90% of the highest quality resources were still on the internet. This study provides a methodology for evaluating child safety resources on the world wide web and demonstrates that most internet resources for safety education are of dubious quality. A rating system such as the one developed for this study may be used to identify valuable internet materials.


Language: en

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