Kaspersky Lab report: Digital Parenting
The Kaspersky Lab in cooperation with David Smahel published a report on the role of mothers and fathers in securing their children’s online safety.
Kaspersky Lab & Smahel, D. (2016). Digital Parenting: Fathers are crucial for digital security in parenting [report]. Kaspersky Lab. Available here.
Nowadays, almost every child from a certain age uses a digital device connected to the Internet, meaning parents have to deal with a whole new aspect of parenting – ‘digital parenting’. They have to decide what is good or bad for their children when it comes to using digital devices, how much control is appropriate and how to ensure children are safe in the digital environment. Kaspersky Lab wanted to get a better understanding of digital parenting, especially the roles of mothers and fathers in protecting children, and so joined forces with an expert on children’s online behaviour, Professor David Smahel from Masaryk University. We carried out research into digital parenting with the help of the Toluna agency and 450 Czech parents and adult carers of children aged 5 to 17 who participated in our survey. The results suggest that mothers take the primary role in solving issues of child safety offline, while fathers assume the primary role for children’s digital security.
New report: User testing of mobile banking authentication methods
This report summarizes the results of an applied research project focused on the user-friendliness of selected authentication methods, specifically for verifying a person’s identity in digital communication. The project was funded by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic and conducted in cooperation with AHEAD iTec, s.r.o.
Drive for thinness among women visiting health-oriented websites
Nikol Kvardová, Hana Macháčková, and David Šmahel published a new study The Direct and Indirect Effects of Online Social Support, Neuroticism, and Web Content Internalization on the Drive for Thinness among Women Visiting Health-Oriented Websites in the prestegious International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
EU Kids Online 2020 report is here!
On the occasion of the international Safer Internet Day, we are publishing the EU Kids Online 2020 research report. The report sums up the results of an extensive research that mapped online behaviour of children aged 9-16 years old in 19 countries. Over 25 thousand children took part in this unique research, making it the biggest endeavour of its kind in the world.
ySKILLS/Youth Skills project is taking off
We are very proud to announce the kick-off of ySKILLS or Youth Skills, a H2020 project that will be carried out during the next four years by an interdisciplinary consortium of 15 research teams from 13 countries in Europe.