Children’s access to the internet: presenting recent findings
19th November 2016
Sonia Livingstone and Daniel Kardefelt-Winther gave a keynote speech at the ECREA pre-conference on Research of Children, Youth and Media presenting the Global Kids Online recently launched findings. They discussed the key issues related to children’s online risks and opportunities and the methodological challenges related to researching children’s internet use.
Children worldwide gain benefits, face risks online
1st November 2016
A majority of children say they learn something new online at least every week, but large numbers still face risks online, according to the Global Kids Online Research Synthesis Report 2015 – 2016 produced by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Latin America Kids Online
20th October 2016
The Latin America Kids Online network works in partnership with Global Kids Online and the EU Kids Online network. It seeks to enhance knowledge of Latin American children’s online access, opportunities, risks and safety. It uses multiple methods to map children’s and parents’ experience of the internet, in dialogue with national and Latin American policy stakeholders.
Global expert meeting on cyber-bullying
12th May 2016
At a recent global expert meeting on bullying and cyber-bullying organized by the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Sonia Livingstone presented the Global Kids Online project, along with the latest findings showing that cyberbullying represents a growing proportion of bullying overall.
Global Kids Online Argentina
5th May 2016
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.
Global Kids Online at World Summit on the Information Society
4th May 2016
Sonia Livingstone and Jasmina Byrne presented Global Kids Online at the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva. They pointed out that, although children are often celebrated as the internet pioneers or ‘digital natives’, in most countries it is not even known how many children have internet access, let alone whether its use is beneficial or harmful for them.