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In brief

Turkey is classified as one of the "lower use, some risk" countries around Europe. While most children have the ability to use the internet, few of them reported excessive use of the internet and perceived risks, perhaps reflecting the fact that Turkey has the lowest percentage of internet usage. Parents also use the internet less than the European average and most parents underestimate their children’s online activities and experience of risks.



  • The Turkish team published an article in an SSCI indexed journal regarding the EU Kids Online findings for Turkey.
  • Several seminars have been organised related to internet addiction and internet safety around Turkey and Northern Cyprus.

Turkish team

Associate Professor Kursat Cagiltay earned his BS in Mathematics and MS in Computer Engineering from the Middle East Technical University and holds a double PhD. in Cognitive Science and Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, USA. His research focuses on human computer interaction, instructional technology, social and cognitive issues related to electronic games, socio-cultural aspects of technology, distance learning and human performance technologies.  

Turkan Karakus TK

Dr Turkan Karakus is a senior researcher in Ataturk University. She got her BS degree from Gazi University and her PhD from METU. Her research interest is mainly related to instructional design and technology. She is currently working on the development of qualitative methodologies to assess complex learning environments.

Engin Kursun TK

Dr Engin Kursun  earned his PhD from Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology at the Middle East Technical University (METU). He is currently working at Ataturk University and is mainly interested in open educational resources, human computer interaction and new media and learning environments.


Secil Tisoglu is a research assistant and also PhD student in the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology at the Middle East Technical University. Her main interests are open educational resources, online games and online learning environments. 



Kursat Cagiltay
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology
Faculty of Education
Middle East Technical University, 06531
Tel: +90 312 2103683
Fax: +90 312 2107986