Report: Net Children Go Mobile - risks and opportunities
Research report: new findings on mobile media and children
Released for Safer Internet Day 2014, the report presents the results of the quantitative survey which involved 2500 children in five EU countries.
Main findings include:
- Smartphone and tablet users engage more in communication and entertainment activities. They also have a higher level of digital skills, safety skills and communicative abilities. However, they are more likely to be exposed to online risks.
- Risk does not necessarily mean harm. While smartphone and tablet users encounter more risks, they do not report more harmful experiences. Mobile internet access and use is not, therefore, a factor of vulnerability.
- Children say they are unhappy with online content. While over four in ten (43%) 9- to 16-year-olds are very satisfied with the online provision available to them, younger children are more likely to express dissatisfaction about online content for children - only 33% of 9- to 10-year-olds say there are lots of good things for children of their age to do online.
- Children in Denmark and Romania are more exposed to risks than their peers in Ireland, Italy and the UK.
You may read the full report "Net Children Go Mobile - risks and opportunities" here.
Available on the website since February 13, 2014