A ladder of children’s online participation?
18th February 2019
Findings on the online activities of children in Bulgaria, Chile and South Africa suggests a ‘ladder’ of online participation. Many children, especially younger ones, enjoy some of the fun and sociable opportunities that the internet provides, but do not climb the ‘ladder’ to reach the civic, informational and creative activities that are often heralded as crucial opportunities of the digital age.
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.
Highlights from the past year of GKO research
18th December 2017
Global Kids Online has been gathering new evidence on children’s online opportunities and risks via representative surveys in the Philippines, Uruguay, and Ghana. This adds to the existing database from seven other countries. The members of the network have also spent the year working on maximising the impact from the research findings.
Recognising online hurtful behaviour among peers
17th November 2017
Global Kids Online examines a wide set of hurtful behaviours that children encounter online alongside the opportunities that the internet affords. Our approach recognises the connections between online and offline experiences and avoids the assumption that all online risks are inherently harmful. This research brief summarises key comparative findings on hurtful behaviour amongst peers.
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.
Working on knowledge exchange and impact
22nd September 2017
The LSE Department of Media and Communications and UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti recently hosted a meeting of the Global Kids Online network which offered an opportunity for researchers from Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America to discuss research dissemination challenges and share local experiences of working effectively with stakeholders to maximise research impact.