The analysis shows how, in the South African context, contradiction and incoherence characterise the interactions between institutions in each of these three institutional subsystems. The author argues that policy co-ordination and implementation need to be 'joined up' to achieve a more effective interlocking of institutions - such as, for example, the improved dovetailing within the youth labour market of processes of acquiring a Grade 12 education and acquiring a job.
Destinations are some of the most difficult entities to manage and market, due to the complexity of the
relationships of local stakeholders (Sautter and Leisen,1999). Managing and marketing destinations
is also challenging because of the variety of stakeholders involved in the development and
production of tourism products. The destination experience is essentially comprised of regions,
resources and amalgams of tourism facilities and services, which often do not belong to
The report contains recommendations in each of the above categories, as well some general
recommendations. We believe these recommendations will further advance our collective goal to
provide a safer online experience to our children.
We would like to personally thank the support of the National Telecommunications and Information
Administration (NTIA) and its staff during this process. Their assistance throughout the past year was
invaluable in allowing us to execute on our mandate.
Given that social media applications and services have only recently become available, these
high usage rates indicate a surprisingly rapid take up among large parts of the European
population. These findings are confirmed by a recent IPTS assessment of social computing
(Ala-Mutka et al. 2009b) and by figures from other independent sources. Nielsen Online
(2009) estimates that, globally, 67% of Internet users accessed social networking sites or
blogs in 2008.
This report continues the story from the project’s first publication, Growing Up in North America:
Child Well-Being in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and presents an overview of the
health and safety of children in North America. It is based on the ecological indicator model that
was developed for the Children in North America Project.