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 Enhancing Knowledge Regarding European Children's Use, Risk and Safety Online
Project Acronym EU Kids Online
Lead Partner London School of Economics (LSE)
Agreement n° SIP-2005-MD-038229
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/2005 - xx/xx/2006

Website http://www.eukidsonline.net
Overall objective(s)
EU Kids Online I detected the necessity for a cross-nationally comparative and reliable research regarding children’s use of the internet. From 2006-2009 the project’s main objective was to collect and process all available data on children’s relationship with online technological means, as well as any opportunities and risky experiences encountered. The 21 participating countries collected and analysed all available data resulting in policy recommendations of children’s safe use of the internet.
Specific objective(s)

Work package 1: Project management and evaluation
Work package 2: European evidence base
Work package 3: Hypotheses and comparisons
Work package 4: Exploring children's understanding of risk
Work package 5: Dissemination of project results