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.Details
Our team at European Schoolnet organised a series of consultation meetings with educational stakeholders from seven European countries, during which teachers, students and policymakers came together to discuss how research about children and online technologies can be brought closer to those making decisions in this area. Here’s what we learned…Details
Online opportunities bring diverse benefits for children’s learning, participation, creativity and identity. Or so it is often claimed. Although society has invested hugely in access to digital technologies, a recent evidence review found that surprisingly little is understood about how online opportunities generate tangible outcomes for children…Details
Save the Date: Wednesday, 27 October 2021 | 15:00–16:30 CEST | CO:RE WP8 – TU Dublin | CO:RE Policy Seminar with the H2020-funded partner projects ySKILLS, DigiGen and DIGYMATEXDetails
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.Details
The Finnish CO:RE team has now completed all reviewing and grading of the excellent summer school participants’ final submissions and colleagues Sirkku Kotilainen and Guna Spurava took the time to look back on this inspiring methods course and participant feedback.Details
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.Details
CO:RE Co-Creation Sessions | Teenager session Tues, 21 Sept | Teacher session on Tues, 23 Sept | Parents association representatives session on Thurs, 28 Sept | If you are interested in participating, please write to sophie.smit[at]eun.org …Details
Read about dilemmas of informed consent associated with longitudinal research with young people, the importance of cognitive testing, and ethical issues that can arise when implementing comparative survey-based research in local contexts.Details
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.Details
Save the Date: Mon, 12 July 2021 | 17-18:30 CEST | By CO:RE WP5 – Department of Media and Communications, LSE.
A multidisciplinary webinar on theories and concepts on children’s opportunities online.
Technologies are spreading into all aspects of our lives via smart devices, internet of things, augmented reality and data profiling. Children’s lives have become digital by default, with digital technologies the taken-for-granted means of playing, seeing family, doing schoolwork, hanging out with friends in a post-COVID world. But where does the digital begin and end, what does it include?Details
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.Details
CO:RE Ethics Webinar in collaboration with ySKILLS: Ethical issues in comparative and longitudinal research with children
Save the Date: Wednesday, 09 June 2021 | 16:00-17:30 CEST | By CO:RE WP7 – Department of Media and Communications, UiO together with ySKILLS.Details
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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?Details
Save the Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 | 16:30 – 18:00 CEST | By CO:RE WP5 – Department of Media and Communications, LSE.
A multidisciplinary webinar on theories and concepts of children in digital environments.