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Cecilia von Feilitzen, PhD, Professor
Formerly (1997-2012) Scientific Co-ordinator, The International Clearinghouse on Children,
Youth and Media, Nordicom, University of Gothenburg,
405 30 Goteborg
tel: +46-8-608 48 58
fax: +46-8-608 46 40
now Professor Emeritus at Södertörn University, Media and Communication Studies, 141 89 Huddinge, Sweden.
Cecilia von Feilitzen
Cecilia von Feilitzen was formerly (1997-2012) Scientific Coordinator of The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, Nordicom, University of Gothenburg, and is now Professor Emeritus in Media and Communication Studies, Södertörn University, Sweden. Many of her approximately 250 research reports, articles, books, and newsletters are devoted to young people and media.
Elza Dunkels is a senior lecturer at the Department of Interactive Media and Learning at Umeå University, Sweden. Her PhD from 2007 deals with young people own perceptions of online dangers. She is currently involved in projects concerning online risk, adult's perceptions of online dangers and sexual exploitation of young people online.
Olle Findahl is Professor of Media and Communication and Research Director at the World Internet Institute, Sweden. He is in charge of the ongoing longitudinal study "Internet and the Swedes" and is a cognitive psychologist and a media researcher that started doing reception studies in the 70s, and has focused mainly on the Internet during the last ten years.
Ulrika Sjöberg, PhD, is Associate Professor at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University. Her main research interest involves young people’s media practices in terms of usage, media production and issues related to media literacy. She is currently working with the projects ”Facing media with a critical eye”, “Organized Producers of Young Net Cultures” and “Theatre and dialogue: A regional study in Oresund.
Karl Dahlstrand has a PhD in the Sociology of Law and teaches in criminology and the sociology of law in Lund. Kar'ls current research is about defamation on the net, in particular within Social media, from a victimological perspective and he is a member of the research team Cybernorms (cybernormer.se) and LUii (Lund University Internet Institute).
Here we provide links to a summary of the EU Kids Online 2010 survey findings (European) in the national language, an internet safety guide for children in parents in the national language, national recommendations from the EU Kids Online findings for policy makers and stakeholders, and other national materials if available.
Summary of survey findings
Internet safety guide
Country Factsheet Sweden
Cecilia von Feilitzen, Olle Findahl & Elza Dunkels (2011) Hur farligt är internet? Resultat från den svenska delen av den europeiska undersökningen EU Kids Online (How dangerous is the internet? Findings from the Swedish part of the European project EU Kids Online). The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media, Nordicom, Göteborgs universitet (46 pp.) (research report, in Swedish), http://www.nordicom.gu.se/clearinghouse.php?portal=publ&main=info_publ2.php&ex=342&me=3
Cecilia von Feilitzen, Olle Findahl & Elza Dunkels (2011) "Vad nytt om barn och internet i Sverige? Resultat från den europeiska undersökningen EU Kids Online" ("What's New about Children and the Internet in Sweden? Findings from the European project EU Kids Online"), Nordicom-Information, årg 33, nr 4, pp. 71-79 (article in a scientific journal, in Swedish), http://www.nordicom.gu.se/?portal=publ&main=info_publ2.php&ex=344&me=7
The main impact and importance of the EU Kids Online project for both researchers and stakeholders in Sweden have been the findings on risks and harm for Swedish children compared to the average EU/European child.
The EU Kids Online fieldwork involved several questionnaires. First, a face to face interview with one parent. Second, a face to face interview with the child. Then a self-completion interview for sensitive questions, with one version for 9-10 year olds and one version for 11-16 year olds.
Questionnaire for parent
Questionnaire for child
Self-completion questionnaire for child (Children age 9-10)
Self-completion questionnaire for child (Children age 11-16)