In brief

The results from EU Kids Online in Lithuania show that 86% of children go online every day. Children here have a wide range of skills and are good explorers of the internet, with only 10% of them being "restricted learners". However, Lithuanian children also report a higher percentage of risks than the average of their European peers, with 22% of children reporting contact risks. With 46% of Lithuanian parents exerting no mediation of their children’s activities, this is a cause for concern.

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  • Lithuanian efforts have been concentrated around creating awareness of the need for parental involvement through dissemination of results in various media outlets.



Summary of findings



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)


Laurinavičius, A., Žukauskienė, R. and Ustinavičiūtė, L. (2012) Explaining vulnerability to risk and harm, in Livingstone, S., Haddon, L. and Görzig, A. (Eds.) (2012) Children, risk and safety online: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective. Bristol: Policy Press, pp.297-308.

Žukauskienė, R. and Donoso, V. (2011). Results of the assessment of the implementation of the safer social networking principles for the EU: Individual reports of testing of 14 social networking sites / European Commission, Safer Internet Programme ; Verónica Donoso ; Belgium. Luxembourg: University of Antwerp, P. 69-76. [ 06S]

Lithuanian team

Alfredas Laurinavicius

Alfredas Laurinavicius is an Associate Professor in Psychology at the Mykolas Romeris University and the Head of Department of Psychology. His main interests are related to legal psychology. 

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Vilmante Pakalniskiene  

Renata Mackonienė

Renata Mackonienė is a lecturer at the Department of Psychology, Mykolas Romeris University. Her academic interests include developmental psychology and psychological effects and influence of media and developmental issues in media psychology. She is also involved in the social and emotional learning programme "Second Step" in Lithuania. 


Alfredas Laurinavičius 
Assoc. Prof 
Department of Psychology
Mykolas Romeris university
Ateities st. 20
LT-08303 Vilnius
tel: +37052714620