Children in Norway are characterised by a high, independent and sophisticated use of the internet. As of 2016, on a regular day 87% of 9-16 year olds used the Internet, while 80% played computer games (Source:Norsk Mediebarometer/SSB).
Norwegian children encounter more risks than the European average, but also possess a high number of coping skills. Norwegian parents tend to prefer proactive parenting, allowing exploration and socialisation online. Norway is currently collecting data as part of the EU Kids Online's new (2017-2019) wave of nationally representative surveys with 9-17-year-old internet using children and one of their parents. The findings are expected in August 2018.
You can find more information both in Norwegian and in English, here.
Elisabeth Staksrud is a Professor at the Dept. of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo, researching digital risks, rights and regulations. She has a long international track record in practical policy, awareness and dissemination work on Internet safety, and has coordinated several EU-funded awareness projects. Find out more.
Jørgen Kirksæther is a games researcher, and has worked on Internet Safety and electronic media policy issues for the last 15 years through the Norwegian Media Authority and the SAFT, Awareu and NONO projects. He is currently an adviser to the University of Oslo, on EC policy and project management.
Tijana Milosevic is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oslo’s Institute of Media and Communication. Her current research examines the policy efforts of social media companies in addressing harassment and cyberbullying from the perspective of children and teens. You can read about the latest findings in her open access book: Protecting Children Online? Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies (MIT Press, 2018). Tijana completed her PhD at American University and holds an MA in Media and Public Affairs from The George Washington University.
Niamh Ní Bhroin is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo and Graduate of the BSc in Film and Broadcasting from the Dublin Institute of Technology (2004). She is interested in the relationship between media innovations and social change and is currently working with a number of projects that explore how children use new media, with a particular focus on how they acquire digital media literacy to interact socially and participate in society.
Ekaterina Pashevich was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in 1991. She is currently a PhD candidate in Media Studies at the Department of Media and Communication (IMK), The University of Oslo (UiO), Norway, where she also in early 2018 completed her master thesis on automated journalism. She is a part of the EU Kids Online project in Norway and is researching the market of artificial intelligence toys, their design and regulation. Prior to arriving in Norway in mid-2015, Ekaterina obtained a bachelor degree (2013) and a master degree (2015) in international journalism from Moscow State University of International Relations, Russia.