Prof Sonia Livingstone  and
Dr Leslie Haddon
Department of Media and Communications
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

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Professor Reijo Kupiainen
Aalto University, 
School of Arts, Design and Architecture, 
Pori Unit of Department of Art.
PO Box 181
Fi-28101 Pori
Tel. +358 50 341 8563
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Reijo Kupiainen

Kupiainen_Reijo_100x75Reijo Kupiainen (Ph.D) is a professor of theory of visual culture at the Aalto University. His research has focused on study of media literacy, media education and visual culture. His ongoing research project is entitled Youth, Literacies, and Changing Media Environment, funded by the Academy of Finland.


Kaarina Nikunen

Nikunen_Kaarina_100x75Kaarina Nikunen (Dr. Soc. Sc) is a Visiting Scholar at the Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute, Stanford University. Nikunen has expertise in ethnographic audience and fan studies, feminist media studies and in research of ethnicity and transnational media.

Annikka Suoninen

Suoninen_Annikka_100x101annikka Suoninen (Ph.D.) has for 25 years conducted especially on media use among children and young people and the role of different media in everyday life. In her studies she has used both quantitative and qualitative methods and she has carried out research on various different media.  


Sirkku Kotilainen

Sirkku Kotilainen (Ph.D) is a professor on media literacy education at the University of Tampere, the Unit of Communication, Media and Theatre together with the Unit of Education. Her current research approach is comparative and, she is looking for variations in youth media participation and media literacies globally, in several cultural contexts.


National reports

Here we provide links to a summary of the EU Kids Online 2010 survey findings (European and national) in the national language, an internet safety guide for children in parents in the national language, national recommendations from the EU Kids Online findings for policy makers and stakeholders, and other national materials if available.

Summary of survey findings|

National recommendations|

Internet safety guide| 

Country Factsheet Finland|


Kupiainen, Reijo, Suoninen Annikka & Nikunen, Kaarina (2011). Online Habits of Finnish Children. Use, Risks and Data Misuse. Nordicom Information nr. 4, 2011. |

Uusitalo, N., Vehmas, S. & Kupiainen, R. (2011). Naamatusten verkossa. Lasten ja Nuorten mediaympäristön muutos, osa 2. Journalismin tutkimusyksikkö, Viestinnän, median ja teatterin yksikkö, Tampereen yliopisto. |


Nuorten internetin käyttö ja kokemukset. Eu Kids Online –tutkimuksen tuloksia |.

Kupiainen, R., Suoninen, A. & Nikunen, K. (2011). EU Kids Online. Case Finland|. Paper presented at the Nordmedia 2011 conference, Akureyri 13/8/2011.

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Survey questionnaires

The EU Kids Online fieldwork involved several questionnaires. First, a face to face interview with one parent. Second, a face to face interview with the child. Then a self-completion interview for sensitive questions, with one version for 9-10 year olds and one version for 11-16 year olds.

Questionnaire for parent|

Questionnaire for child|

Self-completion questionnaire for child (Children age 9-10)|

Self-completion questionnaire for child (Children age 11-16)









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