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Call for papers: e-Youth - balancing between opportunities & risks?

Published on: 28.10.09

UCSIA and the University of Antwerp are pleased to announce the organisation of a two-day international, multidisciplinary conference on children, adolescents & ICT. A broad audience including researchers, educators, students, policy makers, NGO and industry representatives will share research results and discuss policy and educational issues regarding children’s and adolescents’ use of information and communication technologies.

Oral presentations, posters and demonstrations can be submitted about - but not limited to - the following issues:

  1. Youngsters and ICT: a heterogeneous group gap in access and competences - social differences - distributive (in-)justice
  2. Youngsters and ICT: developmental changes and related needs the construction of the self and social networks - self-disclosure and privacy - sexual exploration - technological and social normativity - entertainment and education needs
  3. Youngsters and ICT: a vulnerable (target) group? electronic marketing & privacy - riskful contacts: harassment, racism, cyberbullying
  4. Youngsters and ICT: awareness, protection and empowerment perception of ICT-related risks - parental mediation - awareness raising and educational campaigns
  5. Youngsters and ICT: ethical and legal issues adapting research methods - ethical issues - legislation, self- and co-regulation

For further information on confirmed keynote speakers, updates and programme, please check the conference website at http://www.ucsia.org/eyouth.

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Practical information:
Date: 27-28 May 2010
Deadline submissions (abstract): 15 January 2010

Location: Meerminne building, City Campus, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Organisers: UCSIA, MIOS University of Antwerp
Enrolment fee: 35 euro (one day) or 60 euro (two days)


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