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.
Balancing risks and opportunities: what do we know from recent findings?
25th November 2016
Presenting at the Ofcom-hosted event on Agenda for Children’s Media Literacy research this week, Sonia Livingstone discussed the recent Global Kids Online findings. She focused on the ways children themselves describe what bothers them online, the way risks vary across the different countries studied, and the balance between risk and opportunity.
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.
New research toolkit on children’s internet use
11th November 2016
Global Kids Online launched its new research toolkit at the end of 2016 at the Children’s Lives in the Digital Age seminar held at UNICEF Headquarters in New York. We spent the last two years working with research partners, experts, and international advisors to develop a range of quantitative and qualitative research instruments that are now freely available at www.globalkidsonline.net/tools.
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.