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Reports from EU Kids Online I

EU Kids Online

EU Kids Online: Final Report

This is the report summarising the key findings from the whole project
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What do we know about Children's Use of Online Technologies? A Report on Data Availability and Research Gaps in Europe (D1.1)

What do we know about children and the Internet in Europe? The second edition of this report provides a detailed analysis of original empirical research identified and coded in EU Kids Online's online repository - 390 studies in all. It aims to inform policy-makers, practitioners and academics about the nature of the evidence base, research availability and the key gaps. Pressing gaps are identified regarding younger users, new kinds of risk, and mobile/new technologies, as well as a paucity of research in some countries.

Comparing Children's Online Opportunities and Risks across Europe: Cross-national Comparisons for EU Kids Online (D3.2)

This report compares findings from the available national and European studies in order to address key research questions and hypotheses. The report first identifies cross-national similarities which hold across the European countries examined. It then examines cross-national differences, resulting in a classification of countries according to children's online risk. Last, it considers which contextual factors account for the observed differences in children's online experiences across Europe. A second edition is now available.

Researching Children's Experiences Online Issues and Problems in Methodology (D4.1)

The report below examines the core issues, lessons and debates that relate to three methodological challenges for research in this field - working with children, researching new online technologies, and conducting cross-national comparisons. It provides a detailed resource for the latest thinking on these challenges, and an extensive bibliography to guide researchers in the field.

Best Practice Research Guide: How to Research Children and Online Technologies in Comparative Perspective (D4.2)

In 2007, EU Kids Online produced a Methodological Issues Review (see above) that aimed to increase awareness of the specialised issues that arise in researching children's use of online technologies and the criteria by which research can be critically evaluated. Addressed to a broad audience, these issues should be of interest to all those concerned with commissioning, designing, conducting and using empirical research in this field. The present report translates many of these issues into a positive guide to best practice for those concerned with research on children and online technologies in Europe and elsewhere

Cross-Cultural Contexts of Research:
Factors Influencing the Study of Children and the Internet in Europe (D2)

This report investigates the national contextual factors that influence what research takes place and, where possible, asks why different aspects of children and the internet are researched, or not, drawing from national studies of 21 different European countries. The aim is to identify the specific contextual processes affecting research and the areas where it was possible to compare whether these vary between countries.

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  • To inform the comparative report, findings by countries are reviewed in the National reports
  • A Cross-national European Analysis of Press Coverage of Children and the Internet
    This report is a 14-country quantitative content analysis of national newspapers showing commonalities and variation in press coverage of this field
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Policy and Research recommendations (D5)

This report outlines the recommendations for future policy and research based on the evidence form the other reports above.

Final Evaluation Report (D7.5)

This final evaluation report provides an overview of the project, including the 3 annual report detailing activities from June 2006 to June 2009