EU Kids Online has expanded its network into Latin America, where experts from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay have asked for collaboration to conduct similar surveys and research in their countries. Brazil has been a pioneer in the region, with national surveys since 2012, thanks to a joint effort between EU Kids Online and the Centro Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Sociedade da Informação. Experts and researchers from these five Latin American countries as well as from EU Kids Online met to form Kids Online América Latina, in order to exchange experiences and produce better ways to measure the use of internet among children in Latin America.
The experts and researchers who gathered to form Kids Online Latin America were: Alexandre Barbosa (Cetic.br, Brazil), Ana Laura Martinez (Plan CEIBAL, Uruguay), Camila Garroux (Cetic.br, Brazil), Cristina Ponte (Universidade Nova de Lisboa - EU Kids Online, Portugal), Daniela Garrossini (Ciespal, Ecuador), Danilo Doneda (Ministério da Justiça do Brasil, Brazil), Ellen Helsper (London School of Economics and Political Science), Ezequiel Passeron (Ministerio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos, Argentina), Fabio Senne (Cetic.br, Brazil), Guilherme Canela (UNESCO, Uruguay), Inês Vitorino Sampaio (Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), Brazil), Isabela Coelho (Cetic.br, Brazil), Jorge Patiño (CEPAL, Chile), Luciano Ciotti (INDEC, Argentina), Marcelo Pitta (Cetic.br, Brazil), María José Ravalli (UNICEF Argentina, Argentina), Mário Volpi (UNICEF Brasil, Brazil), Nelson Leoni (UNICEF Brasil, Brazil), Patricio Cabello Cádiz (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso, Chile), Tatiana Jereissati (Cetic.br, Brazil), Venssa Henriques (Cetic.br, Brazil), Zena Eisenberg (PUC Rio, Brazil).
The upcoming studies will be compared both within the region as well as to those from Europe, paying attention not only to age and gender, but also to issues such as use, skills and risks that children encounter on the internet, along with their sociocultural environments. Kids Online Latin America does not aim to limit the use of internet among children, but rather to produce research that will help them and their parents to use it in a safe and responsible way, enjoying all the potential benefits that internet may provide them.
Participant countries - country names in national language (coming soon)
Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Uruguay
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Uruguay
Dr Cristina Ponte
Departamento de Ciências da Comunicação
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas,
Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL)
Av. de Berna, 26-C
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