New comparative findings: what have we learned?
31st July 2020
Technologies are not beneficial or harmful all by themselves. Much depends on how technologies are designed, deployed and promoted by businesses and the state, on how parents interact with children in relation to digital contents and services at home, and how schools embed technologies in their curricula to support learning and participation. A new report compares findings from the Global Kids Online survey in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Uruguay, pointing to the importance of media literacy, parental mediation, and state regulation for maximising children’s online benefits and minimising harm.
Children’s vulnerabilities and protective factors
17th July 2020
Drawing on Global Kids Online comparative findings and a recent review of the existing evidence, we reflect on the future research needed to understand the influences and pathways to influence in children’s well-being in a digital world. In this new report we explore key areas related to children’s internet use and identify opportunities for further research and analysis, discuss existing methodological challenges, and pinpoint the main measures used.
Children’s access to health information under COVID-19
12th June 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, access to accurate health information is particularly important, especially for children living in resource-poor communities where access to health care and services may be limited. Yet a large proportion of the world’s children are unable to access the internet as much as they want or need to.
How to support children online during #Covid19
16th April 2020
When we published the Global Kids Online 11 country comparison report on online children’s experiences around the world, we hardly imagined that, just a few months later, those children with access to the internet would be relying on it so heavily for their information, education, entertainment, and connection with family and friends.
Done right, internet use can increase learning and skills
18th February 2020
Blanket restrictions on children’s internet use prevent them from taking advantage of critical learning and skills development opportunities, according to the new Global Kids Online report, launched today at the Internet Governance Forum in Berlin. Produced by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Growing up in a Connected World compares data on internet use among nearly 15,000 internet-using children in 11 countries across Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Online risks and harm: lessons from New Zealand
17th February 2020
Netsafe’s latest research provides insights into New Zealand children’s experience of online risks and their perceptions of harm. It’s the second report from Ngā taiohi matihiko o Aotearoa – New Zealand Kids Online, Netsafe’s implementation of the Global Kids Online methodology.