South Africa: using evidence to influence policy
13th November 2017
The Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention used the novel research findings from Global Kids Online to inform the current policy priorities, legislation, as well as the general public discourse on children’s risks and opportunities. In a context where robust evidence on children’s use of the internet is only beginning to emerge, many efforts are concentrated on identifying the gaps and working with stakeholders on carefully formulating the key priorities.
Engaging children’s voices and experiences in research
3rd July 2017
The Global Kids Online research model invites researchers and research users to adopt a child-centred approach which sees children as rights-holders and citizens, able to actively shape the online domain and able to exercise agency in the digital environment. We aim to explore children’s ability to seek and offer support, create coping strategies and build resilience, and even act as agents in their families or communities by introducing online activities or helping their families and peers.
Highlights from 18 months of Global Kids Online
17th February 2017
The Global Kids Online team and partners from Argentina, Serbia, South Africa and the Philippines spent the last 18 months developing and testing a multi-method research toolkit. Researchers in Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Ghana, and Montenegro also joined in to conduct primary research asking children about their experiences on the internet and the contexts and consequence of internet use.
From research on children’s rights to national and international policy
9th December 2016
A Global Kids Online panel presented recent findings at the annual conference of the Internet Governance Forum in Mexico this week. The panel involved contributions from Alexandre Barbosa (Cetic.br, Brazil), Jasmina Byrne (UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Italy), Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK), Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha (Institute of Technology and Society, Brazil).
Our conference on children’s rights in the digital age
14th July 2016
Based on our work on the Global Kids online project, we organised a conference that sought to unpack the ways digital media intersect – both positively and negatively – with children’s rights today and to reflect on how children’s rights might provide a meaningful counterpoint from which to consider the role of ‘the digital’ in advancing human rights more broadly.
Global Kids Online South Africa
24th June 2016
This study was conducted by the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention (CJCP) and aimed to pilot the Global Kids Online research tools in a low income country, as well as gather rigorous and comparable evidence on the nature of children’s internet use in South Africa.