EU Kids Online III – A New project
A Thematic Network to Stimulate and Coordinate Investigation into the Use of New Media by Children
Project aims
European evidence base
The network will identify all available research, update and extend the EU Kids Online publicly accessible database (adding summaries of recent findings and including all member states) to pinpoint strengths and gaps in the existing evidence base.
Hypotheses and comparisons
The network will conduct in depth statistical analyses of the comparative data from EU Kids Online II in response to the questions arising from ongoing research and policy debates, and will publish these in a series of concise research reports.
Exploring children’s understanding of risk
The network will explore new and creative ways to research the meanings of risk online for children, using methodological innovations and traditional approaches to generate focused and comparable qualitative findings.
Participating countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.
The project is funded by the Safer Internet Programme from 1/11/2011 to 31/10/2014.

EU Kids Online DK

The Danish team members are Gitte Stald and Sander Schwartz, IT University of Copenhagen

Gitte Stald, associate professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. Her primary research areas are mobile communication and social change, digital youth media cultures, and digital media and globalisation. She participated in EU Kids Online I and II and in The MacArthur Foundation’s series on Youth, Digital Media and Learning.
Areas of expertise: mobile communication; digital culture and networking; digital youth culture; digital democracy and civic participation; online opportunities

Sander Schwartz is currently scientific assistant at the ITU while preparing for his upcoming PhD program.With a background in psychology and communication Sander (Master of Arts) has been studying consumer culture and strategic communication online. He has also been academically engaged in the research of privacy on social networking sites.
Areas of expertise: strategic communication; online privacy; social networking sites; online cultural studies

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