EU Kids Online II: Enhancing knowledge regarding European children's use, risk and safety online

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This multi-national thematic network aims to stimulate and coordinate investigation into children's online uses, activities, risks and safety. It employs multiple methods to map European children's and parents' changing experience of the internet. It also sustains an active dialogue with national and European policy stakeholders.

Formal Project Description
Contract Title EU Kids Online II: Enhancing knowledge regarding European children's use, risk and safety online
Project Acronym EU Kids Online (EU Kids Online II)
Lead Partner London School of Economics (LSE)
Agreement n° SIP-2008-KEP-321803
Partners The Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute
Countries of the action België, България, Κύπρος, Česká republika, Danmark, Deutschland, Eesti, Ελλάδα, España, France, Hrvatska,

Ireland, Island, Italia, Latvija, Lëtzebuerg, Lietuva, Magyarország, Malta, Nederland, Norge, Österreich, Polska, Portugal, România, Россия, Schweiz, Slovenija, Slovensko, Suomi, Sverige, Türkiye, UK. Also Australia and Brazil (affiliated)

Cost of Action ca. €18,000 (ca €6,000/contract; CNTI Budget only for travel)
Grant €18,000 (2-3 experts traveling >3 times a year)
Cost for FWC €18,000
Grant for FWC €18,000
Dates 01/xx/2009 - 31/xx/2011

Overall objective(s)

EU Kids online II was a continuation of EU Kids online I and was implemented during 2009 and 2011. The aim was to produce a rigorous, cross-national comparative evidence-base regarding internet usage across Europe. . Structured face-to-face interviews with children aged 9-16 years old across 20 member states were contacted. In order to have a precise and complete picture and to prevent the mapping of not only children’s experiences, actions and concerns regarding online risks and safety, their parents were also interviewed.

During this phase of the program, initial statistical analyses were conducted and the first findings were published autumn of 2010.
Specific objective(s)

The second phase of the program was scheduled as follows:
• Autumn 2009 – Project planning, preparation of the questionnaire, sample selection
• Spring 2010 – The survey was conducted
• February 2010 – Basic data analysis
• Autumn 2010 – Contextual and comparative analysis

• Summer 2011- Final report and recommendations