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.
Start of the pilot research in the Philippines
27th October 2016
The Global Kids Online Philippines project was carried out by the University of the Philippines, Manila and focused on in-depth understanding of children’s online experiences, looking both at the risks and opportunities and their impact on child well-being. This report presents the findings from the pilot study.
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.
A meeting of Global Kids Online ahead of launch of global toolkit
3rd May 2016
LSE Department of Media and Communications and UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti convened the second Global Kids Online network meeting at LSE on 21 and 22 March 2016. The meeting brought together close to 40 academics, researchers, and UNICEF staff from 14 different countries, including Argentina, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Montenegro, the Philippines, Serbia, and South Africa, as well as representatives of the UK Home Office and WeProtect.
Second Global Kids Online network meeting held in London
19th April 2016
The second Global Kids Online network meeting was held in London, March 2016. The meeting gathered current and potential international research partners, with some 40 academics and UNICEF staff from 14 different countries.
Pilot partner countries (Argentina, South Africa, Philippines and Serbia) presented the lessons learned from conducting research on children’s internet use in different countries, complemented by local analysis, findings and case study examples.
Albania Argentina Brazil Bulgaria Canada Children's rights Children online Chile Cyber-bullying Digital literacy Ecuador EU Kids Online Europe Fieldwork Findings Ghana Impact India Latin America Montenegro New Zealand Online opportunities Online risks Online safety Participatory research Philippines Policy Presentation Privacy Reports Research methods Research Synthesis Research tools Serbia South Africa Stakeholder engagement Survey UNICEF Uruguay