New book about online risks
The book is entitled Děti a dospívající online: Vybraná rizika požívání internetu [Youth online: Selected risks of internet use].
The book focuses on selected risks children may encounter while using the internet. Readers get an introduction to common dangers online, their prevalence and effects, and risk factors for young internet users. Prevention and intervention methods are also discussed. Based on current findings from Czech studies, as well as international research, the book also aims to address common myths associated with children's internet use. The monograph covers themes such as: internet addiction, privacy on social networking sites, meeting strangers from the internet, exposure to online sexual content, cyberbullying, and risky communities online. To get a better understanding of online risks, some chapters focus on patterns of internet use among children and parental mediation. The book targets the wider public, as well as professionals who work regularly with children.
More details and orders (in Czech only) here.
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.