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Projects :: EUKidsOnline

Children's Safe Use of the Internet and New Media

EUKidsOnline: European Research on Cultural, Contextual and Risk Issues in Children's Safe Use of the Internet and New Media

As the Internet and new online technologies are becoming embedded in everyday life, pressing questions arise regarding their social implications and consequences.

Children, young people and their families tend to be in the vanguard of new media adoption, benefiting from early take-up of new opportunities afforded by the Internet, mobile and broadband content, online games, peer-to-peer technologies, and so forth. However, they also encounter a range of risky or negative experiences for which they may be unprepared.

To guide the development of a flexible policy framework, a rigorous, updated, context-sensitive research base is vital. EU Kids Online is a three-year study of research across a diverse range of European countries. Researchers from European countries collaborate, in order to identify, compare and evaluate the available body of evidence. They bring expertise from different disciplines, specialisms and methods in order to ask some important but hitherto unanswered questions:

What research exists, is ongoing or, crucially, is still needed?

What risks exist, for which technologies, and in relation to which (sub)populations?

How do social, cultural and regulatory influences affect the incidence and experience of, and the responses to different risks?

Further, in accounting for current and ongoing research, and anticipating future research, what factors shape the research capability of European research institutions and networks?

Contact information

LIVINGSTONE Sonia
Houghton Street
WC2A 2AE LONDON
UK
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7955 7710
Fax. +44 (0) 20 7955 7248

Participants

Coordinator: LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNITED KINGDOM

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Organisation Country
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE UNITED KINGDOM

Last update: 01/07/2009

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