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EU Kids Online: Enhancing Knowledge Regarding European Children's Use, Risk and Safety Online, 2010

Title details

SN: 6885
Title: EU Kids Online: Enhancing Knowledge Regarding European Children's Use, Risk and Safety Online, 2010
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6885-1
Depositor: Livingstone, S., London School of Economics and Political Science. Department of Media and Communications
Principal investigator(s): Livingstone, S., London School of Economics and Political Science. Department of Media and Communications
Sponsor(s): Commission of the European Communities
Grant number: EC Safer Internet Programme Contract SIP-KEP-321803

Subject Categories

Child development and child rearing - Social stratification and groupings
Information technology - Media, communication and language
Psychology
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture
Youth - Social stratification and groupings

Abstract

The project aimed to enhance the knowledge base regarding children's and parents' experiences and practices of risk and safety in their use of the internet and new online technologies in Europe. The goal was to inform the promotion of a safer online environment for children. A comparable quantitative survey of children's use of online technologies across European member states, matched with a survey of their parents' experiences regarding their children's internet use, was designed and conducted. The questionnaire design built on knowledge generated by the EU Kids Online network, on findings from comparable surveys of children and parents conducted elsewhere, and on the recommendations of the Safer Internet Forum 2007.

Specific objectives were: (1) to design a thorough and robust survey instrument appropriate for identifying the nature of children's access, use, risk, coping and safety awareness; (2) to design a thorough and robust survey instrument appropriate for identifying the nature of parental experiences, practices and concerns regarding their children's internet use; (3) to administer the survey in a reliable and ethically-sensitive manner to national samples of internet users aged 9-16, and their parents, in member states; (4) to analyse the results systematically so as to identify both core findings and more complex patterns among findings on a national and comparative basis; (5) to disseminate the findings in a timely manner to a wide range of relevant stakeholders nationally, across Europe, and internationally; (6) to identify and disseminate key recommendations relevant to the development of safety awareness initiatives in Europe; (7) to identify any remaining knowledge gaps and methodological lessons learned, to inform future projects regarding the promotion of safer use of the internet and new online technologies; (8) to benefit from, sustain the visibility of, and further enhance the knowledge generated by, the EU Kids Online network.

The mixed methods data collection United Kingdom Children Go Online, 2003-2005 (UKCGO) is also held at the UK Data Archive under study number 5475. The study conducted an investigation of 9-19 year olds' use of the internet between 2003 and 2005 in the United Kingdom. Work was conducted with girls and boys of different ages and socio-economic backgrounds across the UK in order to ask how the internet may be transforming, or may itself be shaped by, family life, peer networks and education.

Further information can be obtained from the project's web site EU Kids Online.

Main Topics:
Specific topics focused on were: children's experiences of the internet across locations and devices; similarities and differences by children's age, gender and socio-economic status; a range of risks experienced by children online; children's perception of the subjective harm associated with these risks; children's roles as 'victim' and 'perpetrator' of risks; accounts of risks and safety practices reported by children and their parents; data across countries for analysis of national similarities and differences.

Country-specific codes were standardised to obtain comparable variables for education and socio-economic status across countries. Psychological differences were measured on scales derived or adapted from existing measures for self-efficacy, the Strength and Difficulty Questionnaire (SDQ), sensation-seeking, and internet addiction. The dataset also contains paradata, metadata and auxiliary data.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 2010
Dates of fieldwork: April 2010 - October 2010
Country: Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany (October 1990-)
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Lithuania
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Turkey
United Kingdom
Spatial units: LAU-1 Areas
NUTS-I Areas
NUTS-II Areas
NUTS-III Areas
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
Children 9-16 years old and one of their parents, from 25 EU countries who used the internet during 2010
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample; Quasi-random (eg random walk) sample
Number of units: 25,142
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details

Keywords

ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGYADVICEAGE
ANXIETYAUSTRIABELGIUM
BLOGSBULGARIACHAT ROOMS
CHILD BEHAVIOURCHILDRENCOMMUNICATION CONTROL
COMPUTER SECURITYCONCENTRATIONCYBERBULLYING
CYPRUSCZECH REPUBLIC (1993- )DENMARK
DISCRIMINATIONELECTRONIC MAILESTONIA
FAMILY MEMBERSFINLANDFRANCE
FREQUENCYFRIENDSHIPGENDER
GERMANYGREECEHOUSEHOLD HEAD'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONHUNGARYINFORMATION SOURCES
INSTANT MESSAGINGINTELLECTUAL IMPAIRMENTINTERNET ACCESS
INTERNET USEINTERNET USE BY CHILDRENIRELAND
ITALYLANGUAGES USED AT HOMELEARNING DISABILITIES
LITHUANIANETHERLANDSNORWAY
PARENT EDUCATIONPARENTAL CENSORSHIPPARENTAL SUPERVISION
PERSONAL SAFETY AND SECURITYPHYSICAL DISABILITIESPOLAND
PORTUGALRISKROMANIA
SLOVENIASOCIAL BEHAVIOURSOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES
SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSPAINSPOUSE'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
SWEDENTURKEYUNITED KINGDOM
WEBSITES

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 29 November 2011
Copyright: Copyright S. Livingstone
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
Contact: Get in touch

Documentation

TitleFile NameSize (KB)
Questionnaire and Variable Dictionary eu_kids_online_2010_data_dictionary.xls 605
Education Pack by Country eu_kids_online_education_pack_by_country.xls 198
Social Grade Pack eu_kids_online_ses_pack.xls 38
Fieldwork Documents 6885_fieldwork_documents.pdf 4350
Questionnaires - Austria to Estonia 6885_questionnaires_austria_to_estonia.pdf 31557
Questionnaires - Finland to the Netherlands 6885_questionnaires_finland_to_netherlands.pdf 32491
Questionnaires - Norway to United Kingdom 6885_questionnaires_norway_to_uk.pdf 37818
Reports 6885_reports.pdf 15922
User Guide 6885_technical_report_user_guide.pdf 1964
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6885_Information.htm 22
READ File read6885.htm 3

Related studies:

United Kingdom Children Go Online, 2003-2005 (SN 5475)

Publications

By principal investigator(s):
O'Neill, B., Livingstone, S. and McLaughlin, S. (2011) Final recommendations for policy, methodology and research, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Livingstone, S., Gorzig, A., and Olafsson, K. (2011) Disadvantaged children and online risk, EU Kids Online - short report, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Livingstone, S. et al. (2011) EU Kids Online Final Report, EU Kids Online - short report, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Hasebrink, U. et al. (2011) Patterns of risk and safety online. In-depth analyses from the EU Kids Online survey of 9-16 year olds and their parents in 25 countries, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Lobe, B. et al. (2011) Cross-national comparison of risks and safety on the internet: Initial analysis from the EU Kids Online survey of European children, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Gorzig, A. (2011) Who bullies and who is bullied online? A study of 9-16 year old internet users in 25 European countries EU Kids Online - short report, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Livingstone, S. et al. (2011) Risks and safety on the internet: The perspective of European children, full findings, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Livingstone, S., Olafsson, K., and Staksrud, E. (2011) Social networking, age and privacy, EU Kids Online - short report, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Sonck, N. et al. (2011) Digital literacy and safety skills, EU Kids Online - short report, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Livingstone, S., and Olafsson, K. (2011) Risky communication online, EU Kids Online - short report. London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

O'Neill, B., Grehan, S., and Olafsson, K. (2011) Risks and safety on the internet: The Ireland report, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

Livingstone, S. et al. (2011) Risks and safety on the internet: The UK report, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

O'Neill, B., and McLaughlin, S. (2010) Recommendations on safety initiatives, London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

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