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Kids’ Digital Lives in Corona Times

Kids’ Digital Lives in Corona Times

In order to investigate the effects of the current Covid-19 crisis on the use of digital technologies in families since spring 2020, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is conducting an international comparative study. The study focuses on digital practices as well as the safety and well-being of children and young people aged 11 to 18. As a result of the spread of the CoVID-19 virus, drastic measures (restrictions on outdoor activities, stay-at-home orders, quarantine regulations, etc.) were taken in all European countries. School, learning, studying, leisure activities and social contacts were increasingly carried out via digital media during the lockdown. Children and young people were much more involved with digital media and media content than before.

Online surveys will be conducted in more than ten countries during the summer of 2020. In some countries these will be supplemented by qualitative guided interviews with families.

The HBI is participating in the quantitative study for Germany, which is made possible by a grant from Unicef Innocenti.

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Project Description

Details follow soon.

Project Information


Duration: 2020-2020

Research programme:
RP3 - Knowledge for the Media Society

Third party

Unicef Innocenti

Cooperation Partner

Joint Research Centre der Europäischen Kommissio (JRC), Stephane Chaudron

Contact person

Dr. Claudia Lampert
Senior Researcher Media Socialisation & Health Communication

Dr. Claudia Lampert

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

Tel. +49 (0)40 45 02 17 - 92
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