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|Title:||EU Kids Online: Enhancing Knowledge Regarding European Children's Use, Risk and Safety Online, 2010|
|Depositor:||Livingstone, S., London School of Economics and Political Science. Department of Media and Communications|
Livingstone, S., London School of Economics and Political Science. Department of Media and Communications
Commission of the European Communities
|Grant number:||EC Safer Internet Programme Contract SIP-KEP-321803|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.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.
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.
|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|
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Children 9-16 years old and one of their parents, from 25 EU countries who used the internet during 2010
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
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|
|ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY||ADVICE||AGE|
|CHILD BEHAVIOUR||CHILDREN||COMMUNICATION CONTROL|
|CYPRUS||CZECH REPUBLIC (1993- )||DENMARK|
|GERMANY||GREECE||HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND|
|HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATION||HUNGARY||INFORMATION SOURCES|
|INSTANT MESSAGING||INTELLECTUAL IMPAIRMENT||INTERNET ACCESS|
|INTERNET USE BY CHILDREN||INTERNET USE||IRELAND|
|ITALY||LANGUAGES USED AT HOME||LEARNING DISABILITIES|
|PARENT EDUCATION||PARENTAL CENSORSHIP||PARENTAL SUPERVISION|
|PERSONAL SAFETY AND SECURITY||PHYSICAL DISABILITIES||POLAND|
|SLOVENIA||SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR||SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS|
|SPAIN||SPOUSE'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||SWEDEN|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||29 November 2011|
|Copyright:||Copyright S. Livingstone|
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|Title||File Name||Size (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|
|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|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_6885_Information.htm||22|
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.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Rivera, R. (2014) 'Family structure across Europe and children's psychological health', supplement in World Family Map 2014: Mapping family change and child well-being outcomes, Bethesda, Md: Child Trends, ISBN: 0-932359-56-6. Retrieved October 21, 2014 from http://worldfamilymap.org/2014/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/WFM-2014-Final_ForWeb.pdf