The digital divide in Brazil is both well-known and well documented. Although trends show growth in the general use of the internet, almost 5 million Brazilian children live in homes without internet access. In terms of quality, the situation is aggravated by the fact that there is a predominance in the use of mobile phones for internet access, especially by poor children.
Rarely does a day pass without TikTok mentioned in the media: whether it is a report of the latest viral video, a social media influencer’s shocking behaviour, or the platform itself allegedly failing to protect children’s safety and data, all of which leave many adults worried and puzzled at the appeal of the platform. For children, however, when it comes to TikTok, it is a different story altogether.
Learning from futures you didn’t see coming? Scenario planning, education and the (post)pandemic world
COVID-19 has reminded us that you can never be entirely sure what tomorrow may bring. While forecasts and predictions give us a sense that the future can be anticipated, no one has ever gathered data or evidence about events that are yet to occur.
The number of media users who avoid the news had been growing steadily over the past year. However, news avoidance became an increasingly important topic during the pandemic, as more and more people had started ‘coronablocking’. Here’s what children and young people say about blocking news related to COVID-19 and what we can learn from it.
Diana Poudel is a media and digital literacies teacher in Estonia. Over the past decade, she has toured the schools to listen to parents, teachers, and kids talk about what puzzles or bothers them in online settings and developed an educational game to combat these online issues.
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Our team at University of Tartu is releasing regular blog postings and short reports on the key topics in research of children’s and young people’s online experiences and is now inviting guest authors. Are your writing the next CO:RE short report?
Resilience has become somewhat of a buzzword in a variety of contexts – from materials to minds. While personal resilience refers to the capacity to maintain or regain psychological wellbeing in the face of challenges, …
Our team in work package 4 (University of Tartu) is releasing regular blog postings on the key themes and hot topics in the research of children’s and young people’s online experiences. Give the first one a read now!