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International data on children and online media is extensive, heterogeneous and partly contradictory. The CORE 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 resear...
The study, commissioned by the EU Commission, examines how the EU strategy Better Internet for Kids (BIK) is being implemented in the individual Member States and draws up a BIK Policy Map III on this basis.
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.
In several projects, the institute is investigating the new child-specific data protection regulations of the GDPR with regard to children's rights, identifying problem areas and working together with relevant stakeholders to develop solutions.
Children and young people use media to position themselves within their social groups and contexts. Together with colleagues of the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, we examine in a longitudinal study what role their media repertoire and their communicative practices play and how these change over time.
In this study, Uwe Hasebrink, Claudia Lampert and Kira Thiel explain how children and young people in Germany use the Internet, what negative experiences they have online and how they deal with these experiences. These are the findings of a representative survey conducted in 33 countries by the Euro...
With the changes in the media world, the lives of young people have changed fundamentally. Young people, even children, with their mobile all-rounders, are immersing themselves more and more autonomously in the open and networked world of digital media and are increasingly withdrawing from direct in...
Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube and Twitter are increasingly becoming a vehicle for the strategic use of information by states (so-called dis/information operations). These platforms, which are conceptually defined as 'social media', provide their users with a wide range of opportunities to obt...
Schmidt, J.-H. / Richter, K. (2019): Öffentliche Kindheit in Elternblogs? Ergebnisse einer Befragung von deutschsprachigen Elternbloggerinnen und –bloggern [Public Childhood in Parent Blogs? Findings of a Survey of German-Speaking Parent Bloggers]. In: merz. Zeitschrift für Medienp&a...
Online intermediaries such as search engines, social network sites, or video platforms provide access to diverse content; however, there is a school of thought that argues that they may also contribute to the structural deformation of the public sphere. To assess the impact of these Web-based servic...
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