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.
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.
Latin America Kids Online
20th October 2016
The Latin America Kids Online network works in partnership with Global Kids Online and the EU Kids Online network. It seeks to enhance knowledge of Latin American children’s online access, opportunities, risks and safety. It uses multiple methods to map children’s and parents’ experience of the internet, in dialogue with national and Latin American policy stakeholders.
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 expert meeting on cyber-bullying
12th May 2016
At a recent global expert meeting on bullying and cyber-bullying organized by the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Sonia Livingstone presented the Global Kids Online project, along with the latest findings showing that cyberbullying represents a growing proportion of bullying overall.
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.
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