Children, Risk and Safety Online: Research and Policy Challenges in Comparative Perspective
International "EU Kids Online" conference for researchers, policy makers, industry, educators, NGOs and government, 22-23 September 2011 at LSE, London, UK. The conference showcased final results and recommendations regarding online activities, risks and safety, based on a survey of 25,000 European children conducted by the EU Kids Online network of more than 100 researchers in 25 countries and funded by the European Commission's Safer Internet Programme.
The conference asked a series of pressing questions:
- Are all children benefiting from the internet and if not, why not?
- What new digital literacies and coping skills are they developing?
- How can parents and policy makers balance online opportunities and risks for children?
- How do children themselves perceive online risk and safety issues?
- Why do risks differ from country to country, and what new risks are emerging?
- How can governments, educators, NGOs and industry better support children online?
Papers presented were on the following topics:
- Participation, creativity and media literacy
- Risks, victims and perpetrators
- Vulnerability and coping with risks
- Parental, peer and teacher mediation
- Mobile. Gaming and other emerging platforms
- Safety tools and their effectiveness
Programme and Registration
Main conference programme here.
Conference panels here.