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EU Kids Online

The EU Kids Online II network includes international advisors with expertise in ethical research with children, comparative survey design internet safety policy and child welfare

María José Cantarino


María José Cantarino is Corporate Responsibility Manager at Telefonica, with a special focus on new technologies and youth's online behaviour. She is in charge of developing projects dedicated to educate and empower children, young people and adults with the tools, knowledge and skills to navigate the internet safely.



David Finkelhor


Professor David Finkelhor is Director of the Crimes against Children Research Center, Co-Director of the Family Research Laboratory and Professor of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire. He has studied child victimisation, child maltreatment and family violence, researching internet victimisation since 1998.  

Will Gardner


Will Gardner is the CEO of Childnet International, a UK not-for profit organisation. Childnet led the development of award-winning internet education and awareness projects (e.g. Kidsmart outreach schools programme) and produced the 'Netaware' report for the EC.


Ellen Helsper


Dr Ellen Helsper, lecturer in the Media and Communications department at the LSE, used to  lead on the design, analysis and coordination of the Oxford Internet Surveys and the World Internet Project.



Amanda Lenhart

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Amanda Lenhart is a senior research specialist at the Pew Internet & American Life Project, where she directs research on teens, children and families. She graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a double major in English and Anthropology, and earned a Masters with distinction from Georgetown University in Communications, Culture and Technology.

Annie Mullins

Annie Mullins   Annie Mullins, Global Head of Content Standards for Vodafone, is
   responsible for the delivery of products and services especially for
   children and young people. Chair, UK Home Office.




Eileen Munro


Professor Eileen Munro, LSE, is an expert in risk assessment and management in child protection, child rights issues and research ethics for children at risk. Author, Child Protection (Sage, 2007).


Kjartan Ólafsson


Kjartan Ólafsson is a lecturer at the University of Akureyri in Iceland where he teaches research methods and quantitative data analysis. He has been involved in several cross-country comparative projects on children, such as the ESPAD (European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs) and HBSC (Health Behavior in School-aged Children).


Janice Richardson


Janice Richardson is project manager at European Schoolnet, responsible for the coordination of the pan-European Insafe awareness raising network set up by the European Commission in 2004. She led the Council of Europe's editorial team to create its Internet Literacy Handbook.


Kuno Sørensen  

Kuno Sorensen  Kuno Sørensen is a psychologist with Save the Children 
  Denmark.  Since 2001 he was  program coordinator with a special 
  focus on IT-related sexual abuse of children (Child Abuse Images,
  INHOPE hotline and Child Safety in online communication 
  technologies). He is a member of the EU knowledge enhancement
  project ROBERT (Risk-taking online behavior, empowerment
  through research and training) and has conducted research and
                                   published articles on online safety for children.

Janis Wolak


Janis Wolak, J.D., is a Senior Researcher at the Crimes against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire, USA. She has directed US national studies about youth Internet safety and Internet-related crimes and is the author and co-author of numerous reports and articles on these topics.


Agnieszka Wrzesień

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Agnieszka Wrzesień is Project Coordinator of the Polish Safer Internet Node, Nobody′s Children Foundation, Warsaw, Poland. Since 2005 she has been involved in several
international projects on children and the Internet, such as Youth Protection Roundtable and eNACSO and is the chair of the annual International Conference "Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online"