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.
Chile: a third of children do not use the internet at school
28th April 2017
A two-day conference on ‘The Challenges of a Digital Society’ was held in Santiago earlier this month where the Global Kids Online team in Chile launched the new findings from a representative survey on children’s internet use. The study of 1,000 children aged 9 to 17 years found that a third of them do not use the internet at school.
Philippines: launching the representative survey
10th April 2017
The representative Global Kids Online survey in the Philippines was launched by UNICEF at workshop for government, industry, law enforcement agencies, and NGOs. The aim of the meeting was to initiate a collaboration for the protection of children against online sexual abuse and exploitation based on a common understanding among key actors on global best practices, tools, resources and industry standards.
Live online conversation about our research
21st March 2017
Jasmina Byrne and Daniel Kardefelt-Winther from UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti had a live online conversation about the challenges of conducting the Global Kids Online project. They presented highlights from the recent findings and discussed our approach to carrying out global research on children’s rights in the digital age at a time of intense socio-technological change and contested policy development.
Highlights from 18 months of Global Kids Online
17th February 2017
The Global Kids Online team and partners from Argentina, Serbia, South Africa and the Philippines spent the last 18 months developing and testing a multi-method research toolkit. Researchers in Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Ghana, and Montenegro also joined in to conduct primary research asking children about their experiences on the internet and the contexts and consequence of internet use.
Bulgaria: Are children empowered to benefit from the internet?
7th February 2017
New findings from Global Kids Online Bulgaria, launched today by the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre, reveal that children are spending more time online at increasingly younger ages. Even though many of them are technically competent and skilled internet users, few children take full advantage of the online opportunities or act in a proactive way.
Collaborating with UNICEF India on Child Online Safety
19th January 2017
UNICEF India are currently conducting an awareness raising campaign on child online safety which builds on the findings of the first comprehensive report on Child Online Protection in India, launched in September 2016. Global Kids Online findings were presented at a recent event – part of the campaign.
From research on children’s rights to national and international policy
9th December 2016
A Global Kids Online panel presented recent findings at the annual conference of the Internet Governance Forum in Mexico this week. The panel involved contributions from Alexandre Barbosa (Cetic.br, Brazil), Jasmina Byrne (UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Italy), Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK), Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha (Institute of Technology and Society, Brazil).
Global Kids Online Brazil: 2015 findings
2nd December 2016
The latest findings from Kids Online Brazil were launched earlier this month by the Regional Centre for Studies on the Development of the Information Society (Cetic.br) during the UNESCO Media Information Literacy Week in São Paulo. Conducted annually since 2012, the Kids Online survey highlighted important digital inequalities amongst children in Brazil.
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