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In brief

Although children in France show higher skills in protecting themselves, the younger children show some significant gaps in their safety skills. Around one third of 11- to 12-year-olds cannot bookmark a site, and even more cannot block messages from people they do not want to hear from. Parents in France are among those who impose the most restrictions on their children’s use of the internet: 91% say that their use is restricted. Nevertheless, 5% reported online bullying. Twelve per cent have gone to an offline meeting with someone first met online. This is higher than the European average (9%).  



  • The France findings have informed the policy development guidance and initiatives of the French Ministry of Education and a delegation to prevent and tackle school bullying. More specifically the national campaign was launched in November 2013.
  • Findings have been disseminated through various teaching channels like the online free course from the Université Ouverte des Humanités.
  • A serious game in whose design Catherine Blaya participated quotes the EU Kids Online findings. 
  • The book “Les ados dans le cyberspace, prises de risque et cyberviolence” quotes the EU Kids Online survey and findings and was promoted in various educational journals

    French team

Catherine Blaye FR

Catherine Blaya is a Professor in Education Science at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France). She is Chair of the International Observatory of Violence in Schools. Her research work is dedicated to developing a better understanding of violence in schools, cyberviolence and school dropout using a cross-national comparative approach. She is also involved in the research on interventions to prevent and reduce these issues as well as in the professional training of teachers.


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French report  (Francais)


Pr. Catherine Blaya
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Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
Observatoire International de la Violence Scolaire
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