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What effects does the corona crisis have on families, children and their use of digital media? The HBI participates with a German partial survey in a European comparative study of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC).
International data on children and online media is extensive, heterogeneous and partly contradictory. The CO:RE project seeks to create a comprehensive pan-European knowledge platform with the participation of international researchers and relevant interest groups, providing an overview of the resea...
How do children and adolescents in Europe use the Internet; which risks do they encounter and how do they handle them? The project EU Kids Online has been dealing with these questions since 2006.
Children and young people use media to establish their position within their respective social groups and contexts. The role their media repertoires and communicative practices play in this and how these change over time is being examined in a qualitative longitudinal study with colleagues from the...
In the digital sphere, children and young people establish relationships towards real life, fictitious and artificial media figures. This entails risks. The project examines to what extent the German regulation on the protection of minors from harmful media contents is still suitable to protect a fr...
In the DFG project "Connected Kids: Socialisation in a Changing Media Environment", Rudolf Kammerl, Claudia Lampert and Jane Müller investigated how media developments and the increasing use of media in families, peer groups, schools, etc. affect the actor constellations and communica...
In their article, Claudia Lampert and Marcel Rechlitz, together with Rudolf Kammerl, Jane Müller and Katrin Potzel, discuss the methodological demands that the increasing mediatisation of children's environments places on socialisation research. It has been published open access in Jahrbuch...
Dr. Stephan Dreyer writes about data protection requirements for online counselling of minors in an article in the online brochure "Online Counselling for Sexualised Violence in Childhood and Adolescence", published by the BKSF (Bundeskoordinierung Spezialisierter Fachberatung gegen sexuel...
On 30 November 2020, the third edition of the study "Better Internet for Kids" Policy Map was presented at the Safer Internet Forum. The HBI and the TU Dublin were involved in this study. It was commissioned by the EU Commission.
The study provides an overview of policy design and i...
In the volume Familienkultur smart und digital. Ergebnisse, Konzepte und Strategien der Medienpädagogik [Family culture smart and digital. Results, Concepts and Strategies in Media Education], Dr. Claudia Lampert, Kira Thiel and Prof. Dr. Uwe Hasebrink write about online experiences from the pe...
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