Work package 1: Project management and evaluation

  • To ensure that objectives, deadlines and quality standards of the project are met, through the establishment of effective and flexible progress monitoring, assessment and quality control procedures.
  • To sustain and encourage a dynamic research network engaged in active dialogue with relevant stakeholders, benefiting from ongoing projects internationally and stimulating new research.

Work package 2: European evidence base

  • To identify recent and updated evidence about children's use of new media across Europe, in each member state and other participating countries, to be coded and entered into an expanded online public database.
  • To evaluate the quality of the evidence base, promoting high quality findings, identifying significant weaknesses in the evidence base, and reporting on trends and recent advances in two reviews.
  • To identify methodological good practice for research on children's internet use, including lessons from EU Kids Online II and related research projects, and promote these as Frequently Asked Questions online.

Work package 3: Hypotheses and comparisons

  • To test a series of hypotheses (theory-led and policy-led) and comparisons (e.g. to explore regional groupings) in the EU Kids Online II dataset, resulting in short reports and full articles.
  • To develop and report on bilateral and multi-country comparisons of European findings and those from directly parallel (e.g. in Russia) or similar projects (e.g. in USA), to better understand online risk.
  • To develop and report on longitudinal comparisons of EU Kids Online findings and those from previous surveys (e.g. SAFT, Eurobarometer), to better understand time trends and changes.

Work package 4: Exploring children's understanding of risk

  • To identify and stimulate the use of innovative qualitative methods for exploring difficult contextual and ethical issues that arise when researching children's understandings of and responses to online risk.
  • To explore the qualitative meanings of risk for children, drawing on innovative methods where possible, to exploit the value of such approaches and explicate their potential for comparable findings.

Work package 5: Dissemination of project results

  • To disseminate project results within national, European and international research forums and thereby promote existing research and stimulate new research on children's new media use.
  • To disseminate project results among national, European and international stakeholders so as to maximise the value of existing research and support the growth of evidence-based policy.