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EU NET ADB: EU NET ADB : Research on the intensity and prevalence of Internet addictive behaviour risk among minors in Europe

The EU NET ADB project aims to evaluate the prevalence and determinants of Borderline Addictive Internet Use and Internet Addiction among European adolescents.

The EU NET ADB project will address specific questions about the magnitude of Internet addiction among minors, the factors that lead children to develop addictive behaviours, its harmful consequences, as well as psychosocial correlates and co-morbid conditions. Specifically, the primary objective is to evaluate the prevalence and determinants of Borderline Addictive Internet Use and Internet Addiction among European adolescents. The secondary objective is to assess qualitatively the development of Borderline Addictive Internet Use among European adolescents. The tertiary objective is to increase awareness among the associated stakeholders and the wider public regarding Borderline Addictive Internet Use and Internet Addiction among European adolescents. The final objective is to enhance the knowledge base required for the development and implementation of public health strategies relating to Internet Addiction among youth in Europe.
EU NET ADB project’s methodology will involve both a quantitative as well as a qualitative approach in order to assess the intensity, determinants, and development of Internet Addiction among minors in Europe. The project’s target groups will be comprised of adolescents in Southern and Central European countries, including Germany, Greece, Poland and Spain. Through cross-national and cross-regional comparisons of the prevalence, determinants, and psychosocial correlates of addictive Internet use it is aspired that socio-demographic and cultural differences regarding the development of Borderline Addictive Internet use and Internet Addiction will be clarified.Overall, the expected outcome of the project is increased knowledge of the process which would feed into policymaking, child welfare work, and awareness-raising as well as providing topics for further actions and studies. More specifically, a harmonized databank, which will include collected data from the participating countries, will be developed as a result of the project and may potentially serve as a basis for conducting future research. On top of the above, the most important result of the project will be the final report with policy recommendations to the European Commission for Internet Addiction among minors in participating European countries, as well as recommendations towards awareness raising, governments, parents and teachers.

Contact information

TSITSIKA Artemis
CHR. LADA STREET 6
105 61 ATHENS
GREECE
Tel. +30 210 771082
Fax.

Participants

Coordinator: NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, GREECE

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS GREECE
UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN DER JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAET MAINZ GERMANY
LANDESZENTRALE FUER MEDIEN UND KOMMUNIKATION GERMANY
HASKOLINN A AKUREYRI ICELAND
FUNDACJA DZIECI NICZYJE POLAND
UNIVERSITATEA DE MEDICINA SI FARMACIE GR.T.POPA IASI ROMANIA
PROTEGELES SPAIN
IVO STICHTING INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK NAAR LEEFWIJZEN & VERSLAVING THE NETHERLANDS

Last update: 05/09/2012

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