The Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br), through the Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society (Cetic.br), a department of the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br), has already started working towards the sixth edition of the Brazilian Kids Online annual survey. The main objective of the survey is to understand how the population aged 9 to 17 years uses the Internet and how they deal with risks and opportunities related to its use. The survey is supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Human Rights, the Brazilian offices of UNESCO and UNICEF.
During the first weeks of May Cetic.br has conducted cognitive interviews with 9- to 17-year-old children in order to evaluate the adaptation of core questions recommended by the Global Kids Online questionnaire, including indicators addressing online activities and digital skills. Overall, the results of this stage provided relevant inputs for identifying the most appropriate way for phrasing these questions. Quantitative data collection, in turn, is expected to start by the beginning of October this year.
In parallel to this, in order to strengthen the exchange of knowledge about children online and how policies should address related issues, Cetic.br held the seminar “Children in the digital age: new perspectives for public policies”, which took place in São Paulo on April 4th. The initiative was organized by NIC.br, UNICEF Brazil, Safernet Brazil and the Alana Institute.
As keynote speaker, the event had the participation of Prof. Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics and Political Science). The seminar had a multi-stakeholder approach, with participants from government, civil society, private sector, academia and international organizations.
Post Author: Maria Eugênia Sózio
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