This work package evaluates the actual data that have to exist in order to address objectives 3 and 4. Where, and to what extent, are there European commonalities as opposed to variation? Where are there common European responses and patterns and then to what extent are they shared? In contrast, where is there variation and how do we characterise this? To the extent that the data is available, this will obviously include looking at children's different experiences of the internet, but could also cover whether some safety issues are thought to be more important than others and how much variation there is in the level and form of parental intervention.
A first preliminary report will provide a three-country comparison. The second output will be a report, Cross-National Comparisons, which will evaluate and compare the findings of existing data on children and the internet/ new online technologies in Europe.