Projects

EU Kids Online IV

About EUKO

EU Kids Online (EUKO) is a multinational research network. It seeks to enhance knowledge of European children's online opportunities, risks and safety. It uses multiple methods and sets out to continuously provide empirical evidence on children’s, young people’s, and parent‘s online experiences. This includes large scale comparative surveys as the 2010 study in 25 European countries, and smaller studies with a specific focus on particular questions. The project has introduced an elaborated theoretical framework for research on children’s online experiences and continues to update the EU Kids Online public database. You can read more information about the project here: eukidsonline.net.

Results from previous waves of research can be found here: EUKO II and EUKO III.

EUKO IV

The current stage of the project is underway, involving a second representative survey on children and online risks and opportunities to expand the evidence on an international level.

There are 33 countries involved in the EU Kids Online IV network: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus. the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK, as well as affiliates in Australia, Brazil and Chile.

For the fourth wave, a revised version of the theoretical framework for research on children’s online experiences has been elaborated. The network also continues to update the EU Kids Online public database, documenting and coding recent and updated evidence about children’s use of new media across Europe. Furthermore, EU Kids Online members initiate new collaborative cross-national projects on special topics (e.g. young children and online use, cyberbullying etc.). Findings are published in EU Kids Online short reports and disseminated within national, European and international research forums and among national, European and international stakeholders. Thematic reports cover experiences with sexual contentmobile opportunities, a qualitative study of young children (0-8) and digital technologyhow parents of very young children manage digital devicesinternet safety helplines and parental controls.

EU Kids Online IV research reports

Children’s experiences with cyberhate

Machackova, H., Blaya, C., Bedrosova, M., Smahel, D., & Staksrud, E. (2020). Children’s experiences with cyberhate. EU Kids Online. https://doi.org/10.21953/lse.zenkg9xw6pua

  • this report maps experiences with cyberhate exposure, cyberhate victimization and cyberhate aggresion among 11 to 17-year-olds from 10 European countries
  • the full report is available only in English

EU Kids Online 2020: Survey results from 19 countries

Smahel, D., Machackova, H., Mascheroni, G., Dedkova, L., Staksrud, E., Ólafsson, K., Livingstone, S., and Hasebrink, U. (2020). EU Kids Online 2020: Survey results from 19 countries. EU Kids Online. DOI: 10.21953/lse.47fdeqj01ofo

  • this report maps the internet access, online practices, skills, online risks and opportunities for children aged 9–16 in Europe
  • teams of the EU Kids Online network collaborated between autumn 2017 and summer 2019 to conduct a major survey of 25,101 children in 19 European countries
  • the full report is available only in English

EU Kids Online 2020: Technical report

Zlamal, R., Machackova, H., Smahel, D., Abramczuk, K., Ólafsson, K., & Staksrud, E. (2020). EU Kids Online 2020: Technical report. EU Kids Online. https://doi.org/10.21953/lse.04dr94matpy7

    • this report describes in detail the methodology used for the EU Kids Online IV project
    • information about the nature of the project, how the questionnaire was developed, sampling and data collection, ethical issues, data management and weighting is provided
    • the full report is available only in English

Czech children on the internet: Report from a survey at primary and secondary schools

Bedrošová, M., Hlavová, R., Macháčková, H., Dědková, L., & Šmahel, D. (2018). Czech children on the internet: Report from a survey at primary and secondary schools. Project EU Kids Online IV – the Czech Republic. Brno: Masaryk University.

  • the report presents the main findings from the EU Kids Online IV project in the Czech Republic
  • the full report available in English
  • the full report available in Czech

The EU Kids Online 2018 survey: The Czech Republic Technical Report

EU Kids Online network. (2018). The EU Kids Online 2018 survey: The Czech Republic Technical Report.

  • the technical report providing information about data collection in the Czech Republic
  • the technical report is available only in English