Asian kids with smartphone

Reports and findings

Latest reports

Italian survey report (June 2018) see here; with English summary here.

O’Neill, B., Dinh, T. (2018). The Better Internet for Kids Policy Map: Implementing the European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children in European Member States. Brussels: European Commission, European Schoolnet and EU Kids Online.

O'Neill, B. (2017) Toddlers and tech: Policy implications for families and parenting in the information age, Digitising Early Childhood International Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth, 11-15 September.

Zaman, B. & Marije Nouwen, M. (2016) Parental controls: advice for parents, researchers and industry.

Dinh, T., Farrugia, L., O’Neill, B., Vandoninck, S. & Velicu, A. (2016) Internet safety helplines: Exploratory study first findings.

All EU Kids Online reports and resources are open-access here.

For policy recommendations and other documents, see News. 

Project-wide reports

Livingstone, S.,  Mascheroni, G., and Staksrud, E. (2015) Developing a framework for researching children’s online risks and opportunities in Europe

Vincent, J. (2015) Mobile opportunities: Exploring positive mobile opportunities for European children

EU Kids Online (2014) EU Kids Online: findings, methods, recommendations. EU Kids Online, LSE.

Livingstone, S., Mascheroni, G., Ólafsson, K. & Haddon, L. with the networks of EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile (2014) Children’s online risks and opportunities: Comparative findings from EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile, November

Hasebrink, U. (2014) Children's changing online experiences in a longitudinal perspective

Smahel, D. & Wright, M. (2014) The meaning of online problematic situations for children: Results of cross-cultural qualitative investigation in nine European countriesVideo

Ólafsson, K., Livingstone, S. and Haddon, L. (2014) Children's use of online technologies in Europe: A review of the European evidence database.

O'Neil, B. with members of the EU Kids Online Network (2014) Policy influences and country clusters: A comparative analysis of internet safety policy implementations.

O’Neill, B., Staksrud, E. & Mclaughlin, S. (2013) Towards a better internet for children: policy pillars, players and paradoxes. Research Anthologies . Nordicom, Gothenburg, Sweden. Chapter abstracts.

Ólafsson, K., Livingstone, S. & Haddon, L. (2013) Children's use of online technologies in Europe: A review of the European evidence database.

Helsper, E., Kalmus, V., Hasebrink, U., Sagvari, B. & de Haan, J. (2013) Country classification: Opportunities, risks, harm and parental mediationVideo

Livingstone, S., Kirwil, L., Ponte, C., & Staksrud, E. with the EU Kids Online Network(2013). In their own words: what bothers children online?  Video

Livingstone, S., Haddon, L. & Görzig, A. (eds). (2012) Children, risk and safety on the internet: research and policy challenges in comparative perspective. Bristol: Policy Press. Chapter abstracts.

Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., Görzig, A., & Ólafsson, K (2011). Risks and safety on the internet: The perspective of European children. Full findings.

Haddon, L., Livingstone, S. and the EU Kids Online network (2012). EU Kids Online: National perspectives.

O'Neill, B., Livingstone, S., & McLaughlin, S. (2011). Final recommendations for policy, methodology and research.

Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., Görzig, A., & Ólafsson, K. (2011) EU Kids Online II final report. 

Hasebrink, U., Görzig, A., Haddon, L., Kalmus, V., & Livingstone, S. (2011). Patterns of risk and safety online: indepth analyses.

Lobe, B., Livingstone, S., Ólafsson, K., & Vodeb, H. (2011) Cross-national comparisons of risks and safety on the internet.

O'Neill, B. and Mclaughlin, S. (2010). Recommendations on safety initiatives.

de Haan, J. and Livingstone, S. (2009). Policy and research recommendations.

Staksrud, E., Livingstone, S., Haddon, L. & Ólafsson, K. (2009). What do we know about children’s use of online technologies? A report on data availability and research gaps in Europe [2nd edition].

Hasebrink, U., Livingstone, S. & Haddon, L. (2008). Comparing children’s online opportunities and risks across Europe: cross-national comparisons for EU Kids Online. 2nd edition.  

Thematic reports

O'Neill, B. (2017) Toddlers and tech: Policy implications for families and parenting in the information age, Digitising Early Childhood International Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth, 11-15 September.

Zaman, B. & Marije Nouwen, M. (2016) Parental controls: advice for parents, researchers and industry.

Dinh, T., Farrugia, L., O’Neill, B., Vandoninck, S. & Velicu, A. (2016) Internet safety helplines: Exploratory study first findings.

Livingstone, S., Mascheroni, G., Dreier, M., Chaudron, S. & Lagae, K. (2015) How parents of young children manage digital devices at home: the role of income, education and parental style.

Chaudron S., Beutel M.E, Černikova M., Donoso Navarette V., Dreier M., Fletcher-Watson B., Heikkilä A-S., Kontríková V., Korkeamäki R-L., Livingstone S., Marsh J., Mascheroni G., Micheli M., Milesi D., Müller K.W. , Myllylä-Nygård T., Niska M., Olkina O., Ottovordemgentschenfelde S., Plowman L., Ribbens W., Richardson J., Schaack C. , Shlyapnikov V., Šmahel D., Soldatova G. and Wölfling K. (2015) Young Children (0-8) and digital technology: A qualitative exploratory study across seven countries. JRC 93239 / EUR 27052 / ISBN 978-92-79-45023-5 / ISSN: 1831-9424.

Tsaliki, L., Chronaki, D. & Ólafsson, K. (2014) Experiences with sexual content: What we know from the research so far.

Stald, G., Green, L., Barbovski, M., Haddon, L., Mascheroni, G., Ságvári, B., Scifo, B. & Tsaliki, L. (2014) Online on the mobile: Internet use on smartphones and associated risks among youth in Europe.

Paus-Hasebrink, I., Sinner, P. & Prochazka, F. (2014). Children’s online experiences in socially disadvantaged families: European evidence and policy recommendations.

Vandoninck, S., d'Haenens, L. & Smahel, D (2014). Preventive measures: how youngsters avoid online risks.

Barbosa, A., O'Neill, B., Ponte, C., Simões, J. & Jereissati, J. (2013). Risks and safety on the internet: Comparing Brazilian and European findings.

D'Haenens, L., Vandonink, S. & Donoso, V. (2013). How to cope and build resilience.  Video

Livingstone, S., Kirwil, L., Ponte, C. & Staksrud, E., with the EU Kids Online network (2013). In their own words: What bothers children online?

Holloway, D., Green, L. & Livingstone, S. (2013). Zero to eight: Young children and their internet use.  Video

Livingstone, S., Ólafsson, K., O’Neill, B. & Donoso, V. (2012). Towards a better internet for children: findings and recommendations from EU Kids Online to inform the CEO coalition.

Smahel, D., Helsper, E., Green, L., Kalmus, V., Blinka, L. & Ólafsson, K. (2012). Excessive internet use among European children.  Video

Dürager, A. & Livingstone, S. (2012). How can parents support children’s internet safety?

Livingstone, S., & Ólafsson, K. (2011). Risky communication online.

Sonck, N., Livingstone, S., Kuiper, E., & de Haan, J. (2011). Digital literacy and safety skills.  Video

Livingstone, S., Ólafsson, K., & Staksrud, E. (2011). Social networking, age and privacy.

Görzig, A. (2011) Who bullies and who is bullied online?

Livingstone, S., Görzig, A., & Ólafsson, K. (2011). Disadvantaged children and online risk.

Stald, G., & Haddon, L. (2009). Cross-cultural contexts of research: Factors Influencing the study of children and the internet in Europe

Management reports

Research methods

Dürager, A. and Sonck, N. (2014) Testing the reliability of scales on parental internet mediation.

Ólafsson, K., Livingstone, S. and Haddon, L. (2013) How to research children and online technologies. Frequently asked questions and best practice. EU Kids Online Network, London, UK.

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

Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., Görzig, A. and Ólafsson, K. (2011) Technical report and user guide: the 2010 EU Kids Online survey. EU Kids Online Network, London, UK

Lobe, B., Livingstone, S., Olafsson, K., and Alberto Simões, J. (2008) Best practice research guide: how to research children and online technologies in comparative perspective.  

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

Presentations (selected)

Mascheroni, G. (2015) The experience of EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile in Europeand beyond  Policies and Initiatives to Promote Children’s Safe, Effective, and Responsible Use of ICT: Asia Pacific Regional Consultation, 9-11 September 2015; Bangkok, Thailand 

Livingstone, S., Mascheroni, G., Dreier, M.& Chaudron, S. (2015) As ever younger kids go online, how are European families responding? Focus on socio-economic status. Presentation to the Annual Conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Researchers, Montreal, July 2015

Livingstone, S. (2015) Digital and social change: understanding the implications for children’s well-being. Keynote address to the conference, Net Children 2020 – Growing up with Media, Berlin, April 2015.

Goerzig, A. (2015) Cross-national perspective on risk facing children online, “Protecting our Children in the Modern World”, Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commission, Northampton, 24th MarchVideo

Livingstone, S. (2014) EU Kids Online: The latest insights from research. Presentation to INSAFE Training Seminar, Vilnius, September.

Livingstone, S. (2014) Current trends: framing the challenges. Presentation to the CEO Coalition, Brussels, June.

Donoso, V. (2014) Protecting children from online violence, Liverpool University seminar series 'European responses to global children's rights issues: Exchanging knowledge and building capacity', May.

Donoso, V. (2014) Parental mediation and use of control tools, European Commission, Brussels, May.

Donoso, V. (2014) E-Safety and kids, European Youth and Tech Summit, Google Headquarters, Brussels, April.

Livingstone, S. (2013) In their own words. Presentation at the Youth 2.0 conference, Antwerp, March 2013.

Livingstone, S. (2012) Understanding the relation between risk and harm: theory, evidence and policy regarding children's internet use. Keynote lecture to the 62nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Phoenix, May 2012. 

Livingstone, S. (2012) Contextualising cyberbullying in relation to other online risks of harm to children, Keynote lecture presented to the International Conference on Cyberbullying: COST IS0801, Paris, June 2012.

Stald, G. (2011) Online opportunities: Children's online access and activities across Europe, Internet Research 12.0 Performance and Participation, Annual conference of the AoIR, 9-11 October, Seattle.

Šmahel, D., Ševčíková, A., Macháčková, H. and Šerek, J. (2011) Exposure to online sexually explicit materials among youth: comparison across Europe, Internet Research 12.0 Performance and Participation, Annual conference of the AoIR, 9-11 October, Seattle.

Blinka, L. and Šmahel, D. (2011) Excessive internet use among European youth: The role of psychological, behavioral and demographic features, Internet Research 12.0 Performance and Participation, Annual conference of the AoIR, 9-11 October, Seattle.

Livingstone, S. and Hasebrink, U. (2011) Risks and opportunities on the internet: The perspective of European children, Children, risk and safety online: research and policy challenges in comparative perspective conference, 22-23 September, London.

Staksrud, E. (2011) Bullying on the internet: The perspective of European children (9-16). Presentation for expert meeting on tackling violennce is schools, 27 June.

Haddon, L. (2011) Parental mediation of internet use: Evaluating family relationships, Nordmedia Conference, 11-13 August, Akureyri, Iceland.

Conferences

ECREA Pre-conference 2015

Accessing, Capturing and Interpreting Young People’s Voices

In association with the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Temporary Working Group on Children, Youth and Media.

Thursday 3rd September 2015, held at the University of Westminster. 

Powerpoints

Hearing youth voices -in and through media research -Alicia Blum-Ross

Studying very young children qualitatively -Kristiina Kruuse

Arabic-speaking children, screen media and method as a 'care structure': field notes from London, Beirut and Casablanca -Tarik Sabryand Nisrine Mansour

Issues of access and open dialogue in research with young people -Sandra Tavares

Keynote: Opportunities and challenges of participative research methods with young people -Christine Trültzsch-Wijnen

Lessons from researching children at school -Sofie Vandoninck 

Dealing with online risks -Sofie Vandoninck

New advertising formats and and children's fundamental rights -Valerie Verdoot and Eva Lievens

ECREA PreConference 2014

ECREA Pre-Conference Researching children, youth and media - Lessons from the field

Lisbon, 12th November 2014 

Powerpoints

Evidence-based policy to promote children’s rights in a digital age: reflections on life outside the ivory tower - Sonia Livingstone

Cross-culture qualitative research: what we learned from EU Kids Online III - David Smahel

What can research on children learn from cross-cultural qualitative research? - Leslie Haddon

Ethical and methodological challenges in EU Kids Online III - Assessing the field - Monica Barbovschi

What can research on children and media learn from longitudinal research? - Giovanna Mascheroni, Jane Vincent & Kjartan Ólafsson

Report back from workshop 1: “How can research on children and media contribute to promoting children’s well-being by informing and guiding policies in this area?”