Australian young people are highly connected people, on the whole. Part of the reason, probably, is that they’re such mobile users. They’re “disproportionately likely” to be online with a smartphone or other handheld device, according to the AU Kids Online report. “Whereas 46% of Australian [9-to-16-year-olds] say they access the Internet via a smart handheld [...]
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Up until now, the vast majority of studies about youth online risk have presented kid respondents with risks pre-determined by adults – for example, “the four main risks on the public policy agenda,” as the authors of a new report from EU Kids Online put it. Rarely do surveys of and about children ask the [...]
As a society, we’ve been talking about youth online risk for years, but we’ve only just begun to talk about young people’s resilience, which is what helps them keep risk from turning into harm. It’s important to know, as the authors of an important new report note, that resilience – the ability to deal with [...]
I meant the “Our” in the headline in a global way. All of us. We know this, of course, but we don’t think about it enough: It’s literally our Internet – across generations and borders, this very participatory, dynamic media environment that’s updated by all of us in real time, 24/7, seven days a week. [...]
The EU Kids Online researchers look at young people’s Internet use in a child-centric, contextual way and confirm how individual their Net use is. The individuality of their online experiences is a theme I’ve seen over and over in North American research too over the past 10 years, as a journalist and as a member [...]
To survey 9-to-16-year-olds and their parents in 25 countries, UK-based EU Kids Online came up with questions and definitions that people of all ages and many cultures and languages could understand – bringing a useful sense of definition to youth advocates worldwide. Here are the online “risk factors” about which all the researchers (based throughout [...]
Last week a look at social networking U13s on Facebook in the US; this week, a fascinating, more in-depth look at Europe, thanks to the thorough, recently released pan-European research of EU Kids Online. Though there’s a lot of variation country by country, European youth as a whole are just as avid a group of [...]
Researchers in Europe found that the young people who find it easier to be themselves online the most are those who have the most difficulties with offline relationships.
The survey of 9-to-16-year-olds in 25 countries says the industry should provide more tech to protect but found only around a quarter of Net-using families use such tech.
The latest EU Kids Online pan-European study found that the Internet is now central to young people’s lives throughout the continent.