Questionnaire and Methods

EU Kids Online

EU Kids Online survey questionnaires

2010 Technical report and user guide

This is the technical report and user guide| for the EU Kids Online 2010 survey.  It explains the research design, cognitive testing and piloting, research ethics, fieldwork processes, data preparation, weighting and quality control.

Frequently asked questions

Guidance for researchers working with children and online technologies is provided as  frequently asked questions| and as a complete pdf|

2013 Review of the European evidence base

Ólafsson, K., Livingstone, S. & Haddon, L.  (2013) Children's use of online technologies in Europe: A review of the European evidence base|. EU Kids Online Network, London, UK.


Permission to use EU Kids Online materials

The materials linked from this page are freely available to interested researchers and research users, provided that you include the following credit:

This [article/chapter/report/presentation/project] draws on the work of the 'EU Kids Online' network funded by the EC (DG Information Society) Safer Internet Programme (project code SIP-KEP-321803); see|

We also request that you email us to inform us of all outputs that result from the use of these resources:|.

Further methodological resources

This provides links to questionnaires and other research materials|  that have been judged of value to future researchers. They are freely available online at|, having been posted with permission. 

Lobe, B., Livingstone, S., & Haddon, L (2007) Researching children's experiences online issues and problems in methodology|. EU Kids Online Network, London, UK


Qualitative work on children's internet safety

Barbovschi, M., Green, L. and Vandoninck, S. (2013)Innovative approaches to investigating how young children understand risk in new media: Dealing with methodological and ethical challenges|.  EU Kids Online Network, London, UK

Smahel, D. and Wright, M. (2014)  The meaning of online problematic situations for children: Results of cross-cultural investigation in nine European countries.| EU Kids Online Network, London, UK