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EU Kids Online

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In brief

EU Kids Online research in Slovakia shows that 63% of Slovakian children's go online every day and virtually all use the internet. Slovakian children range of activities online is slightly wider than the European average. At the same time, Slovakian children encounter sexual risks more often than the European average but they are resilient and have the skills to deal with them. However, parental support and guidance is either restricted or very limited.

Slovak team 

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Pavel   Izrael, PhD.,   is a lecturer at the Department of Journalism, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Catholic University in Ružomberok (Slovakia). He addresses the issues of parental mediation, the influence of media on families, and media education. He co-authored a media education textbook for primary schools. From 2011 to 2013 he served as deputy research coordinator in research focused on socializing and   desocializing impact of the media on the family environment. He has started and runs a website focused on media education that targets parents  and educators.

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Juraj   Holdoš, Ph.D. is a lecturer at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Catholic University in Ružomberok. His research interests focus on new media usage among young people, internet addiction and its possible treatment. He also works as a psychologist at the University Consulting Centre. Since 2013 he has been a coordinator of research project Internet addiction  and type D personality (Social inhibition and negative affectivity in context of problematic Internet use in the population of university students.)


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 Jarmila Tomková,PhD.  is a psychologist who has been
working in the Research Institute for Child Psychology and Pathopsychology (VÚDPaP) in Bratislava since 2008. She specialises mainly on the internet and children's development. Currently she is team leader for a research project focussed on social network site usage by children and types of parental

Norbert Vrabec SK

Mgr. Norbert Vrabec, PhD, is managing director of the Media Education Centre at the Faculty of Mass Media Communication, University of St .Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia. His research interests include youngsters and the media, the social impacts of digital technology and the methodology of media research. He coordinates several development projects in the field of media education.

Dana Petronova SK

Dana Petranová, PhD, is Dean of the Faculty of Mass Media Communication, University of St .Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia. She is active in research activities, mainly in the sphere of media education; she participates in several projects in the field of media education. Her main research interests are media literacy, media effects and audience analysis.


 Ján Hacek, PhD. has been working as an assistant professor at the Department of Journalism at the Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava since 2011. He graduated from the Catholic University in Ružomberok. His research interests include parental mediation, children's internet use, the strategies of parental regulation of the internet in the Slovak households. He also leads couple of courses focused on media education and journalism at grammar and secondary schools.


Janka Majherová, PhD.  is an assistant professor at the Department   of Informatics at the Faculty of Education, Catholic University in Ružomberok. She completed her postgraduate studies in the field of  informatics education theory at the Mathematical Institute of Slovak Academy  of Sciences. She deals with the theory of informatics education and ICT applications in education   (educational software, e-learning). She participated in several projects aimed at the modernization of education and lifelong learning of teachers.



National reports 


The adolescent in virtual space (EN)    Dospievajúci vo Virtualnom priestore (SK)


The Slovak EU Kids Online team memebrs form an interdisciplinary network focused on children´s online safety, media education and media literacy, internet addiction and other
Internet related topics. The team includes researchers from three universities: Catholic Univeristy in Ružomberok, University of SS. Cyril and Methodius, and Comenius University, as well as a researcher from Research Institute for Child Psychology and
Pathopsychology (VÚDPaP) in Bratislava. The team cooperates with an organization eSlovensko which stands behind Slovak Awareness Centre aimed at a wide scope of activities related with safer use of new online Technologies.



Pavel Izrael

Junior Lecturer
Department of Journalism
Faculty of Arts and Letters
Catholic University in Ružomberok

Tel: +421905268157
Fax: +421444332443
Email: pavel.izrael


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