Professor Dr Uwe Hasebrink is director of the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research and full professor of Empirical Communication Research at the University of Hamburg, Germany. His main research interests refer to media uses and effects in digital environments, with a particular focus on intercultural comparisons. He is currently involved in the Reuters Institute Digital News Survey (see www.digitalnewsreport.org). An important part of his research is related to children and young people and to child safety. After acting as working package leader in the European Commission-funded research network EU Kids Online since 2006, he became the network coordinator in 2015 (see www.eukidsonline.net).