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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...
A new online handbook from the project CO:RE – Children Online: Research and Evidence explains how to conduct research on the online use of children and adolescents and which ethical aspects need to be considered.
go to the Online Handbook
Kotilainen, S. (Hrsg.). (2022). Methods in...
Teenagers and young adults specifically follow influencers and other accounts on social media to be entertained, informed or to participate in the conversation. Social media content creators on Instagram, TikTok and other platforms fulfil different functions for different motives of use and contribu...
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...
Wolfgang Schulz and Stephan Dreyer are very critical of the draft discussion paper for a new Interstate Treaty on the Protection of Minors in the Media. The concept of a "youth protection device" at the operating system level presented in the draft, a kind of child protection mode that can...
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....
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