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In brief

Children in Italy are using the internet mainly at home, while internet access at school is among the lowest in Europe. What is distinctive about Italian children is the lower exposure to online risks, lower levels of harm and higher restrictions on internet use by parents: they are "protected by restrictrions". However, a restrictive approach by parents also limits children's digital literacy and engagement with online activities: Italian children score lower than all their European peers, except from Turkish children, on the average number of internet skills they possess.

For further information, see national facts, findings and more on the right of this page.



Italian team  


Giovanna Mascheroni (PhD) is a Lecturer in Sociology of Communication and Culture in the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. She coordinates the Net Children Go Mobile project. She is interested in young people and new media, online participation, risks and opportunities on the Internet for children, and social media.


Piermarco Aroldi (PhD) is a Professor of Sociology of Culture and Communication at the Università Cattolica of Milan and Piacenza. He is the Director of OssCom, research centre for media and communication. He is a member of the Italian team of Net Children Go Mobile. His scientific interest is in media consumption in everyday life, especially from a generational perspective, looking at the family and children. 


Maria Francesca Murru, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan, and a researcher at OssCom. Her research interests are focused on online public spheres and children's media practices. She is currently engaged in research projects dealing with civic participation through social media and quality provision of media for children. 


Barbara Scifo, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Sociology of Culture and Communication at the Università Cattolica of Milan, where she teaches Languages and Means of Communication and she is one of the Academic Staff of OssCom. She co-coordinates the Net Children Go Mobile Project. She is currently engaged in research on digital media and social ties and on mobile young audiences. 



OssCom is an academic research centre focusing on processes and transformations in the Italian media system and cultural industry. It has been operating since 1994 and it is based at the Università Cattolica in Milan. Different institutions support its activities, including universities, public, religious and no-profit organisations as well as private companies.    


Giovanna Mascheroni
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