Monday, 8 December 2008


EU Kids Online: European research on cultural, contextual and risk issues regarding children and the Internet

An international one-day conference to address the latest policy issues and research findings about children and the Internet.

The anticipated audience includes researchers, policy makers, industry, child welfare, educators, NGOs and government.

When and where:
To be held on Thursday June 11th 2009, London School of Economics, London

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 on-line? 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 on-line 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. See

Keynote speakers will be announced shortly.

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, on-line 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

Registration and submission details:
Registration and submission will begin in early January. See for further details. There is no conference fee.

We look forward to welcoming you to LSE to celebrate the end of our project and to debate the future agenda for research and for evidence-based policy.

Prof. Sonia Livingstone, Dr Leslie Haddon and the EU Kids Online network

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Sonia Livingstone
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
S105, Department of Media and Communications
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK
Project Director, EUKidsOnline, see

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