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A representative survey of parents and children identifies risks of online use by children and young people as well as ways of dealing with them in order to create an up-to-date, knowledge-based foundation for the further development of youth media protection.
As part of the project "Security for Children in the Digital World", funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research, the HBI is researching the legal framework concerning online risks for children. It will develop ways of optimally interlinking actors and measures and investigate...
Some children and adolescents may experience stressful situations online. In the context of her dissertation project, Kira Thiel investigates how adolescents deal with such online experiences and which coping strategies they use.
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...
As commissioned by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung), Leonie Wunderlich and Dr. Sascha Hölig have published an overview of studies on the news literacy of adolescents and young adults in Germany, which has its origin in the #UseTheNews project....
In their article in BPJMAKTUELL, Dr. Sascha Hölig and Leonie Wunderlich write about news use, opinion formation and the orientation of young people towards information in digital media environments.
BPJMAKTUELL is a publication of Bundeszentrale für Kinder- und Jugendmedienschutz [t...
Young people are quite critical of influencers when it comes to their subjective presentation of newsworthy information. They expect journalists to be neutral above all. This is what the #UseTheNews study found out during group discussions with teenagers and young adults.
Leonie Wunderlich, c...
Dr Claudia Lampert, Paul Petschner, Andreas Dertinger and Jane Müller describe how families dealt with the challenges of distance learning during the corona-induced lockdown in the journal MedienPädagogik. The article is available as an open access publication.
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In the journal "Kinder- und Jugendschutz" (Protection of Children and Young People), Dr Claudia Lampert describes the negative experiences children and young people have online and how they can be enabled to use digital media in a self-determined way.
The article is based on finding...
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