EU Kids Online
19th October 2016
EU Kids Online, one of the collaborating partners of the Global Kids Online initiative, is an international research network, which currently encompasses 33 countries. It aims to coordinate and stimulate investigation into the way children use new media in Europe and beyond, with a particular focus on evidence about the conditions that shape online risk and safety.
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.
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 Serbia
5th May 2016
The report represents the findings from the Global Kids Online Serbia carried out by UNICEF Belgrade and the Institute of Psychology at the University of Belgrade. It represents the latest country findings in relation to children’s online experiences, rights, and needs and the specific challenges that arise from the particularities of the Serbian context.
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.