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EU Kids Online Conference

European research on cultural, contextual and risk issues regarding children and the internet
Date:
11.06.09
Organisation:
London School of Economics
Location:
London School of Economics, London, UK


EU Kids Online will hold an international one-day conference for researchers, policy makers, industry, educators, NGOs and government to address the policy issues and research findings about children and the internet.

Conference theme:
Are all children benefiting equally from the internet and if not, why not? How strong is the evidence for the risks to children of going online? Are these risks changing, and why do they differ from one country to another? How can parents and policy makers achieve a better balance between online opportunities and risks? What do children themselves think of the internet? What new literacies are they developing?

The conference will report the final results and recommendations from three year’s work by EU Kids Online, a network of over 60 researchers in 21 countries, funded by the EC’s Safer Internet plus Programme.

Keynote speakers:
  • David Finkelhor (University of New Hampshire)
  • Lelia Green (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
  • Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics)
  • Charo Sádaba (University of Navarra, Spain)

  • Call for papers:
    The conference will showcase the latest current research being conducted in Europe and worldwide. Researchers are invited to submit empirical papers about children’s experience of the internet on any of these topics:
  • Social networks, online identities and e-participation
  • Learning, creativity and media literacy
  • Mobility, computer games and other emerging platforms
  • Parental and peer mediation
  • Risks, victims and perpetrators
  • Regulation, empowerment and protection

  • Call for abstracts deadline February 15th.
    There is no conference fee. Last day for registration is 18th May under http://www.eukidsonline.net/

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