European Research on Cultural, Contextual and Risk Issues in Children’s Safe Use of the internet and New Media
‘EU Kids Online’ is a thematic network funded by the EC Safer Internet plus Programme (SIP-2005-MD-038229; (http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/
) from 2006 to 2009.
It has examined research findings from 21 member states into how children and young people use the internet and new online technologies. The aim was to identify comparable findings across Europe and evaluate the social, cultural and regulatory influences affecting online opportunities and risks, along with children’s and parents’ responses, in order to inform policy.
It has charted available data, pinpointed gaps and identified factors shaping the capability of European research institutions. Finally, it examined methodological issues relating to the cross-cultural study of children’s online experience.
For more information see www.eukidsonline.net