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Research Highlight Series

82: Net Children Go Mobile: European Qualitative Research Results

Net Children Go Mobile (July 2015)
A summary of a large scale European qualitative study of the perceptions and perspectives of children, parents, teachers and others working with young people regarding the adoption, use, opportunities and risks associated with use of smartphones and tablets. Data were collected in nine European countries (e.g., Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, UK). 55 focus groups (N = 219) and 107 interviews (N = 108) were conducted with children aged 9-16, and 40 focus groups (N = 180) and 44 interviews (N = 50) were conducted with adults across the nine countries. Children were recruited through at least 3 different schools and youth centres, and adults through schools, parent / teacher organisations etc. Data collection occurred between January and September 2014.

81: Young Children (0-8) and Digital Technology: A Qualitative Exploratory Study Across Seven Countries

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (June 2015) 
A summary of a European pilot study undertaken across 7 countries. 70 focus groups were undertaken with children aged 6-7, their siblings and parents about their use of the internet and related technologies. Data were collected between September and mid October 2014. 

80: EU Kids Online: The Meaning of Online Problematic Situations for Children

EU Kids Online (June 2015) 
A summary of a report presenting the results of a large scale European study which used interviews and focus groups with children aged 9–16 (N = 378) in 9 European countries to examine the meaning of problematic online experiences. Schools and youth centres were used to recruit children for 56 focus groups and 114 interviews between February and September 2013.

79: EU Kids Online: Developing Social Media Literacy

EU Kids Online (June 2015) 
A summary of a report presenting the results of a large scale European study which used interviews and focus groups with children aged 9–16 (N = 378) in 9 European countries to examine social media literacy. Schools and youth centres were used to recruit children for 56 focus groups and 114 interviews between February and September 2013.

78: Internet Watch Foundation: Study of Youth-Produced Sexual Content

IWF (June 2015)
An overview of the results of a 3 month study by IWF Internet Content Analysts examining the availability of images and video assessed as being self-generated content featuring young people. It used a combination of proactively sourced content from search engines, historic IWF data and leads from public reports to locate “youth-produced sexual content” depicting “young people” online.

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