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.
Calling all researchers of children’s digital lives
5th June 2020
Global Kids Online has revised its main survey questionnaire. This is because things are changing for children in a digital world, and new insights are emerging all the time from research and practitioner communities. Also, we get lots of requests from researchers and research users, asking how to survey children about their access to and use of the internet and connected devices, or the questions worth asking about children’s online activities and the risks they encounter, or about how to survey parents and teachers on what they do to support children’s online well-being.
2018: more research, new findings and further impact
20th December 2018
With new findings from Brazil, Ghana and Uruguay emerging during the year, Global Kids Online has now surveyed over 15,000 children and 12,000 of their carers since 2016, continuing to emphasise the important role of children as active agents in the global digital environment. With new research in Albania, Canada, Montenegro, New Zealand and the Philippines underway, as well as research impact assessments in four Global Kids Online countries, the quest for expanding the evidence base continues.
Research on teachers’ internet use in Montenegro
7th June 2018
Global Kids Online research conducted with children and parents in Montenegro in 2016 indicated that schools need to become leaders in the process of preparing the future digital citizens. UNICEF Montenegro, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Ipsos, is currently piloting a survey on teachers’ internet use, skills, and practices which will help to develop digital literacy education in Montenegrin schools.
New research on children’s internet use in Albania
26th March 2018
Albania is the latest country to join the Global Kids Online network in 2018. UNICEF Albania is commencing the new research on children’s experiences of internet use as part of its strategic intervention to tackle online child sexual exploitation, supported by the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children. The research comprises a national home-based survey of 1,000 children and young people and one of their caregivers, as well as a qualitative component exploring the internet experiences of children without parental care and those with disabilities.
How can using our research make an impact?
26th January 2018
Today Global Kids Online is launching its new impact tools to guide and support researchers in planning effective research impact strategies and activities. These are the result of collaboration with country partners and experts over the past 18 months in a joint effort to find the best ways to use research evidence to support children’s rights in the digital environment.