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Make the digital world safer for children
11th December 2017
Global Kids Online research evidence was used in UNICEF’s annual flagship report on The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a digital world launched today. Despite children’s substantial online presence – 1 in 3 internet users worldwide is a child – too little is done to protect them from the perils of the digital world and to increase their access to safe online content, is argued in the report.
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.
Excellent support from key stakeholders in Ghana
31st August 2017
At the Global Kids Online meeting earlier this summer, UNICEF Child Protection Officer Joyce Odame outlined that UNICEF Ghana is currently funding national research on the risks and opportunities associated with child online practices in Ghana. A progress report highlighted the scope of the research, active involvement of a range of key stakeholders and some key challenges emerging during the fieldwork.
Global Kids Online Philippines
17th August 2017
At a recent Global Kids Online meeting in London Maria Margarita Ardivilla from UNICEF Philippines presented updates from the ongoing fieldwork and the key challenges the team is facing. She highlighted the efforts made to ensure the training, safety and ongoing support of the field researchers, the challenges of gaining access to hard to reach populations, and ensuring the wellbeing of child respondents.
Global Kids Online Ghana
11th July 2017
UNICEF Ghana, Ipsos and a number of ministries are collaborating on a new initiative aiming to fill in the evidence gaps related to children’s online risks and opportunities and to create new strategies for child protection in Ghana. The fieldwork has recently commenced and will include qualitative and quantitative research with children aged 9 to 17 and their parents.
Engaging children’s voices and experiences in research
3rd July 2017
The Global Kids Online research model invites researchers and research users to adopt a child-centred approach which sees children as rights-holders and citizens, able to actively shape the online domain and able to exercise agency in the digital environment. We aim to explore children’s ability to seek and offer support, create coping strategies and build resilience, and even act as agents in their families or communities by introducing online activities or helping their families and peers.