The Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute (HBI) examines media change and the related structural shifts in public communication.
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The study, commissioned by the EU Commission, examines how the EU strategy Better Internet for Kids (BIK) is being implemented in the individual Member States and draws up a BIK Policy Map III on this basis.
How do children and adolescents in Europe use the Internet; which risks do they encounter and how do they handle them? The project EU Kids Online has been dealing with these questions since 2006.
In several projects, the institute is investigating the new child-specific data protection regulations of the GDPR with regard to children's rights, identifying problem areas and working together with relevant stakeholders to develop solutions.
Children and young people use media to position themselves within their social groups and contexts. Together with colleagues of the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, we examine in a longitudinal study what role their media repertoire and their communicative practices play and how these change over time.
Is user-generated content on private communication platforms protected by freedom of expression? In her PhD project, Amélie Heldt focuses on the effect of the fundamental right on freedom of expression on the Internet.
With the changes in the media world, the lives of young people have changed fundamentally. Young people, even children, with their mobile all-rounders, are immersing themselves more and more autonomously in the open and networked world of digital media and are increasingly withdrawing from direct in...
Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube and Twitter are increasingly becoming a vehicle for the strategic use of information by states (so-called dis/information operations). These platforms, which are conceptually defined as 'social media', provide their users with a wide range of opportunities to obt...
Schmidt, J.-H. / Richter, K. (2019): Öffentliche Kindheit in Elternblogs? Ergebnisse einer Befragung von deutschsprachigen Elternbloggerinnen und –bloggern [Public Childhood in Parent Blogs? Findings of a Survey of German-Speaking Parent Bloggers]. In: merz. Zeitschrift für Medienp&a...
Online intermediaries such as search engines, social network sites, or video platforms provide access to diverse content; however, there is a school of thought that argues that they may also contribute to the structural deformation of the public sphere. To assess the impact of these Web-based servic...
In parent blogs, people give an insight into their everyday family life and thereby also affect children's rights, especially with regard to privacy and informational self-determination. The article by Dr. Jan-Hinrik Schmidt published in the journal merz - Zeitschrift für Medienpädagog...
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