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In brief

Children’s use of online technologies in Greece has increased rapidly in the last decade. Children have developed a great range of online skills that they apply in both their online experiences (e.g. gaming, blogging) and communications (e.g. Skype, SNS).

They also demonstrate how effectively they have developed their online literacy not only regarding online activities, but also regarding experiences that sometimes are labelled as "risky".

In particular, they demonstrate a very efficient, critical understanding of content, contact or conduct that is classified as risky, via deconstructing notions such as "problematic content" or "harmful effects online".



  • Liza and Despina have established relations of trust with children in schools that participated in the EU Kids Online III qualitative study and increased their interest in knowing more about online safety.
  • Liza has been interviewed for where she talked about the network and elaborated on moral panics around children’s access to pornography online (
  • Liza was invited to the ‘Protection of minors in the digital era', Greek Presidency conference, 14-15 April 2014, Zappeion Megaron, Athens, Greece, where the network's activity was extensively mentioned by the Government's Spokesperson and other delegates.
  • Liza and Despina were invited to present the most recent qualitative findings from EU Kids Online III at the Safer Internet Hellas advisory board (June 10) to inform the attendees (policy makers, child psychologists, lawyers).

Greek team

Liza Tsaliki EL

Liza Tsaliki holds a PhD from the University of Sussex, has taught at the University of Sunderland and was a Marie Curie Post Doctoral Fellow at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. She now lectures at the Faculty of Communication and Mass Media, University of Athens. Her current interests include online and celebrity activism, internet safety and pornography. Areas of expertise: sexual and violent content, pornography, privacy, mobile phones, bullying.


Despina Chronaki is a PhD candidate at the School of Social, Geographical and Political Sciences, Loughborough University. Her research focuses on young people's experiences with sexual content. Porn studies, children's use of media and reception studies are some of her research interests. She graduated from Pantion University (Athens), and holds a Master's degree in Political Communication and New Technologies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). 



Sonia Kontogianni graduated from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She holds a Master's degree in Public Opinion and Public Communication (Athens). Her research interests include the appearance of a digital divide in children with disabilities.



Dr Liza Tsaliki
Department of Mass Media and Communications
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
5 Stadiou Street
Athens 105 62
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