The project Net Children Go Mobile is aimed at studying the post-desktop media ecology that children inhabit and its consequences on young people’s online experiences. More specifically, the project is articulated in the following objectives:
- producing new, relevant, robust and comparable findings regarding the use of mobile internet and divides in usage, skills and participation, among children aged 9-16 in Denmark, Italy, Romania and the UK
- providing robust and comparable data on the incidence and nature of online risks associated with accessing the internet by means of mobile devices, as compared to online risks more generally;
- pointing out which children are particularly at risk and why, by examining vulnerability factors (at both individual and country levels)
- evaluating children’s own coping responses to risk, including their media literacy
- examining the motivations behind and effectiveness of parental mediation, teachers’ and youth workers’ mediation and awareness strategies
- identifying and disseminating key recommendations relevant to the development of safety awareness initiatives in Europe.
You can read more about the project here.