FWC representatives will attend an international one-day conference to address the latest policy issues and research findings about children and the Internet to be held on Thursday June 11th 2009, London School of Economics, London, UK.
The anticipated audience includes researchers, policy makers, industry, child welfare, educators, NGOs and government.
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 online? 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 online 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 www.eukidsonline.net