Austria

In brief

According to the EU Kids Online survey in 2010, Austrian children may be classified as “unprotected networkers”. The mobile internet is of prime importance in Austria but children use the internet less intensively than in other countries. Nevertheless, older teenagers encounter contact risks significantly more often. Austrian parents underestimate the online risks faced by children and they tend to be unconcerned. In this situation, children report a larger number of risks than their parents imagine. Parents rarely make use of active mediation strategies. They tend to remain passive or manage their children’s online safety by taking a restrictive approach.

Austria is not involved in the recent EU Kids Online-survey 2018/2019.

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Highlights

  • EU Kids Online, its results, methods and methodology, was an integral part of teaching at the Division for Audiovisual and Online Communication (Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral programme) until Univ.-Prof. Dr. Paus-Hasebrink retired in end of September 2018.
  • EU Kids Online Austria cooperates with the regional Ministers of Youth and the Federal Ministry of Families and Youth (BMFJ).The team participates in national ministerial conferences in an advisory capacity.
  • EU Kids Online Austria contributes to several national initiatives, in order to foster chances and opportunities on the Internet: Saferinternet.at; the committee No-Hate-Speech etc.
  • Talks on youth research and youth education (e.g. Interdisciplinary Congress on Youth Research at the University of Innsbruck in November 2017; Expert Conference 4.0 on Child and Youth Care against the Backdrop of Social Changes (JuQuest) in April 2018 or on the Vienna NGO Committee on the Family in November 2018.

Reports and resources

Factsheet

Summary of findings

Safety Guide

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 aged 11-16)

Selected publications (2012-2019)

Paus-Hasebrink, I., Kulterer, J. & Sinner, P. (2019). Social Inequality, Childhood and the Media. A Longitudinal Study of the Mediatization of Socialisation Transforming Communications – Studies in Cross-Media Research. London: Palgrave Macmillan; Open Access: Social Inequality, Childhood and the Media

Paus-Hasebrink, I. (2018). The Role of Media within Young People’s Socialization: A Theoretical Approach. In. Communications. The European Journal of Communication Research, Ahead of print, 17.10.2018, pp.1-20.

Paus-Hasebrink, I. (2018). Mediation Practices in Socially Disadvantaged Families. In G. Mascheroni, C. Ponte & A. Jorge (Eds.). Digital Parenting. The Challenges for Families in the Digital Age. Göteborg: Nordicom, pp. 51-60.

Paus-Hasebrink, I. & Hasebrink, U. (2018). Debatte Postfaktizität: Mit Medienkompetenz gegen Falschinformationen? Standpunkt. In. aviso. Informationsdienst der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Nr. 66, H. 01, p. 6.  Postfaktizität – der (neue) Kampf um die Wahrheit und die Kommunikationswissenschaft.

Paus-Hasebrink, I. & Sinner, P. (2018). Socially Disadvantaged Families in a Rich Country. With a Special Focus on Mediation Practices. In. Quarterly Bulletin of the NGO Committee on the Family Dec. 2018, No.108, pp. 3-10.

Paus-Hasebrink, I. (2018). Medienkompetenz. Herausforderungen im Umgang mit konvergierenden Medienangeboten. In. J. Krone & T. Pellegrini (Eds.). Handbuch Medienökonomie. Heidelberg: Springer.

Paus-Hasebrink, I. (Ed.) (2017): Langzeitstudie zur Rolle von Medien in der Sozialisation sozial benachteiligter Heranwachsender. Lebensphase Jugend. Lebensweltbezogene Medienforschung: Angebote – Rezeption – Sozialisation Vol. 5. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Paus-Hasebrink, I. & Hasebrink, U. (2017). Aufwachsen mit digitalen Medien. Mit digitalen Medien groß werden. Wie Smartphone, Tablet und Laptop das Aufwachsen verändern. In. DJI Impulse, H. 3, Nr. 117, pp. 4-8.

Paus-Hasebrink, I. & Sinner, P. (2016). Zur Rolle des Internets bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Nutzungspraktiken und Handlungsempfehlungen. In. ide. New Literacys. Zeitschrift für den Deutschunterricht in Wissenschaft und Schule, Jg. 40, 4, pp.19-28.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., & Kulterer, J. (2014). Praxeologische Mediensozialisationsforschung. Langzeitstudie zu sozial benachteiligten Heranwachsenden. Lebensweltbezogene Medienforschung: Angebote – Rezeption – Sozialisation Vol. 2. Baden-Baden: Nomos (in cooperation with P. Sinner).

Paus-Hasebrink, I. (2014). Internet ist Alltag. Chancen und Risiken sind zwei Seiten einer Medaille. In. Salzburger Familien-Journal, 2014(2), pp. 12-13.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., Kulterer, J., Šmahel, D., & Kontríková, V. (2014). On the  Role of Media in Socially Demanding Situations. In. N. Carpentier Reifova, K.C. Schrøder & L. Hallett (Eds.). Audience Transformation. Shifting Audience Positions in Late Modernity (COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies; part of the ECREA Book Series). New York, NY/ London: Routledge, pp.47-62.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., Kulterer, J., Prochazka, F. & Sinner, P (2013). Das Internet im Alltag sozial benachteiligter Heranwachsender. In. merzWissenschaft, Aufwachsen in komplexen Medienwelten. Neue Medientechnologien und erweiterte Medienensembles in der Sozialisation von Kindern und Jugendlichen. 57. Jg., H. 6, pp. 21-29.

Paus-Hasebrink, I. & Sinner, P. (2013). Nutzung, Chancen und Risiken Heranwachsender im Internet – Österreichische Kinder im europäischen Vergleich. In. Medien & Zeit, Kommunikation in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. 28. Jg., H. 3, pp. 36-45.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., Kulterer, J., Prochazka, F., & Sinner, P. (2013). Das Internet im Alltag sozial benachteiligter Heranwachsender. In. merzWissenschaft. Aufwachsen in komplexen Medienwelten. Neue Medientechnologien und erweiterte Medienensembles in der Sozialisation von Kindern und Jugendlichen. 57(6), pp. 21-29.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., & Sinner, P. (2013). Nutzung, Chancen und Risiken Heranwachsender im Internet - Österreichische Kinder im europäischen Vergleich. In. Medien & Zeit, Kommunikation in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart 28(3), pp. 36-45.

Dürager, A., Dürager, S., & Paus-Hasebrink, I. (2013). Protection vs. Privacy. An Area of Conflict. In. B. O´Neill, E. Staksrud, Elisabeth & S. McLaughlin (Eds.). Towards a Better Internet for Children? Policy Pillars, Players and Paradoxes. Göteborg: Nordicom, pp. 267-281.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., Prochazka, F., & Sinner, P. (2013). What constitutes a 'rich’ design in qualitative methodology? In. M. Barbovschi, L. Green & S. Vandoninck (Eds.). Innovative approaches for investigating how children understand risk in new media. Dealing with methodological and ethical challenges: EU Kids Online, LSE. London, pp. 23-26.

Sinner, P., Prochazka, F., Paus-Hasebrink, I., & Farrugia, L. (2013). What are good approaches to conducting focus groups with children? In. K. Ólafsson, S. Livingstone & L. Haddon (Eds.). How to research children and online technologies. Frequently asked questions and best practice. London: EU Kids Online, LSE, pp. 90-92.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., Sinner, P., & Prochazka, F. (2013). When is it good to use a longitudinal design? In. K. Ólafsson, S. Livingstone & L. Haddon (Eds.). How to research children and online technologies. Frequently asked questions and best practice. London: EU Kids Online, LSE, pp.27-29.

Hasebrink, U., & Paus-Hasebrink, I. (2013). Trends in children's consumption of media. In. D. Lemish (Ed.). The Routledge International Handbook of Children, Adolescents and Media Routledge Taylor & Francis: Milton Park & London, pp.31-38.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., & Hasebrink, U. (2012). Vergleichende Forschung als Kooperationsstrategie. Das Beispiel 'EU Kids Online'. In. B. Stark, M. Magin, O. Jandura & M. Maurer (Eds.). Methodische Herausforderungen komparativer Forschungsansätze. Methoden und Forschungslogik der Kommunikationswissenschaft Band 8. Köln: Herbert von Halem Verlag, pp.95-114.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., Ponte, C., Dürager, A., & Bauwens, J. (2012). Understanding digital inequality: the interplay between parental socialisation and children´s development (chapter twenty). In S. Livingstone, L. Haddon, Leslie & A. Görzig (Eds.). Children, risk and safety on the internet. Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective. Bristol: The Policy Press, pp. 257-271.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., & Dürager, A. (2012). Nutzung und Risiken für Kinder und Jugendliche im Internet. Das Beispiel EU Kids Online. In. I. Stapf, A. Lauber, B. Fuhs & R. Rosenstock (Eds.). Kinder im Social Web. Qualität in der KinderMedienKultur. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 229-246.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., Sinner, P., Prochazka, F., & Dürager, A. (2012). Austria. In L. Haddon, S. Livingstone and the EU Kids Online network (Eds.), EU Kids Online: National perspectives. London: EU Kids Online, LSE, pp. 5-6.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., Prochazka, F., Sinner, P., & Dürager, A. (2012). Werkstattbericht EU Kids Online – Chancen & Risiken im Internet. In kommunikation.medien, 1. Ed. (journal.kommunikation-medien.at].

Paus-Hasebrink, I., Bauwens, J., Dürager, A.E., & Ponte, C. (2012). Exploring Types of Parent-Child Relationship and Internet Use across Europe. In. Journal of Children and Media – JOCAM, 7(1), pp. 114-132.

Team

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Ingrid Paus-Hasebrink, emerita, was full professor for Audiovisual and Online Communication and head of the correspondent Division for Audiovisual and Online Communication at the Department of Communications of the University of Salzburg until September 30th 2018. She was Dean of the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences and member of the Academic Senate at the University of Salzburg. She is author/editor of numerous books and many academic articles on media socialisation, children and media and the internet, media technologies, media literacy and phenomena of popular culture. Recently she finished a project on media socialisation of children in socially disadvantaged environmental settings, conducted as a longitudinal study from 2005 to 2017. This research guaranteed an intensive and fruitful academic insemination of the European EU Kids Online-Project. In this framework Ingrid Paus-Hasebrink developed the theoretical approach on media socialisation research; it combines subjective and structural components of practice that has been put into practice by means of a qualitative longitudinal-panel study on children’s socialization. The approach is based on three analytical concepts – options for action, outlines for action, and competences for action –, and advances an interlinkage of subjective perception, action-driving orientations, and everyday life practices against the backdrop of (changing) socio-structural conditions (see: https://doi.org/10.1515/commun-2018-2016).

For current information on this project see:

Paus-Hasebrink, I., Kulterer, J. & Sinner, P. (2019). Social Inequality, Childhood and the Media. A Longitudinal Study of the Mediatization of Socialisation Transforming Communications – Studies in Cross-Media Research. London: Palgrave Macmillan; Open Access: Social Inequality, Childhood and the Media.

Paus-Hasebrink, I. (2018). The role of media within young people’s socialization: A theoretical approach. In. Communications. The European Journal of Communication Research, Ahead of print, 17.10.2018, pp.1-20.

Paus-Hasebrink, I. (2018). Mediation Practices in Socially Disadvantaged Families. In. G. Mascheroni, C. Ponte & A. Jorge (Eds.). Digital Parenting. The Challenges for Families in the Digital Age. Göteborg: Nordicom, pp. 51-60.

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Philip Sinner was a research associate in the Division for Audiovisual and Online Communication and a PhD student at the Department of Communications at the University of Salzburg until September 30th 2018. Since 2013 he has worked as a lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies (Qualitative Methods, Theories of Audiovisual and Online-Communication, Internationally Comparative Research). His doctoral thesis examines professional social media offers in the German Bundesliga, including its use by fans and supporters.

Contact

Ingrid Paus-Hasebrink
Department of Communication
University of Salzburg
Rudolfskai 42, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
E-mail: ingrid.paus-hasebrink@sbg.ac.at