In order to better understand how digital media contribute to children’s growing up and well-being, it is helpful to analyse the contexts of growing up, the social domains, in which children are involved as active participants. The underlying assumption is that media do not have a direct impact on individual children; they rather change the way that social domains, in which children are involved, are constructed – family, school, peer-group and others.
From this perspective, the lecture will deal with current issues related to supporting and protecting children online: What are parents, children, and teachers concerned about with regard to online media? What is the role of media literacy of all actors? How do parents, children, and teachers think about specific measures aiming at the protection of children in online environments?