The study was commissioned by UNICEF Argentina and aimed to gather rigorous and comparable evidence on the nature of children’s internet use in Argentina and to inform policy-makers about the benefits of increasing the opportunities and minimising the risks children face online.

The report offers a summary of the data obtained from the Project “Chic@S Conectados. Research on Perceptions and Habits of Children and Adolescents on the Internet and Social Networks”, which was conducted in Argentina from August 2015 to April 2016. The study was carried out by UNICEF Argentina within the Global Kids Online project, taking as a background reference the research carried out by Latin America Kids Online and adapting the conceptual design and research tools to the national context.

The research in Argentina was based on two components, a quantitative and a qualitative one, aiming to investigate knowledge, attitudes and practices of children and adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 who use the internet. The qualitative inquiry included focus groups with 60 adolescents aged 13 to 17 and 32 parents. The quantitative analysis is based on the survey of 1,106 adolescents aged 13 to 17, administrated via home-based face-to-face interviews. The research collected useful data on the current opportunities and risks that children in Argentina face that has been used to inform policy and decision-making and to raise awareness of the value of a risk-free internet.

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Further materials from this study:

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Research team

The research was commissioned by UNICEF Argentina and carried out by MBC Mori and IPSOS.

María José Ravalli, Especialista en Comunicación, UNICEF Argentina

Paola Paoloni, Consultant, UNICEF Argentina


All resources developed by Global Kids Online, including this report, are available under a Creative Commons licence (CC BY-NC) and can be used only for non-commercial purposes and with attribution.

The preferred citation for this report is:

Ravalli, M and Paoloni, P (2016) Global Kids Online Argentina: Research study on the perceptions and habits of children and adolescents on the use of technologies, the internet and social media. Buenos Aires: UNICEF Argentina, www.globalkidsonline/argentina

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