The EU Kids Online project was launched in 2006, and funded within the EU Safer Internet Programme initiative, in order to create a network of experts on the use of online media by children, and to procure evidence on the media-related conduct of children and youth in Europe, and deliver recommendations for the empowerment of young people regarding a safer use of new media and raising awareness of risks.
The project was funded by the European Union to investigate children and their behaviour on the internet, particularly using mobile devices (smartphone, tablet). A final report was issued in 2014, which is available for download together with other material and reports.
This paper provides a conceptual framework for the identification of indicators of
information literacy (IL) and proposes a pathway for cost effective and timely development.
The paper includes a definition of IL; a model that links information literacy with other
adult competencies including Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills;
and a description of IL standards in education. Issues of [...]
This thematic summary report is grounded in a survey of primary and secondary schools in 30 countries in Europe, conducted by Eurydice, the European network for educational information. Taking account of the daily use of new and online media by children, the survey looks at the curricular and interdisciplinary treatment of online safety at school (e.g. data protection, shopping on the internet, using a mobile [...]
The report presents the findings from a survey designed and conducted according to rigorous standards by the EU Kids Online network. It was funded by the ECs Safer Internet Programme in order to strengthen the evidence base for policies regarding online safety.
The survey asked about these online risks: pornography, bullying, receiving sexual messages,
contact with people not known face to face, offline [...]
This report focuses on a comparison of findings from two EU-funded projects, EU Kids Online (2010) and Net Kids Go Mobile (2014), the latter of which concentrated on children\'s use of the internet via tablets and smartphones.
Report prepared for the Council of Europes Group of Specialists
on Human Rights in the Information Society by Andrea Millwood Hargrave. Bearing in mind the usefulness of new media and the right to free media use and access, the report outlines potentially harmful content and recommendations for protecting children and young people (minors).
At the request of the European Commission, klicksafe.de is developing a national awareness node for Internet safety in Germany. The project aims to foster media competence and risk awareness regarding issues such as data safety, protection from harassment and exposure to diallers, etc., by marketing and training strategies.. The website serves as a national platform for information exchange, it issues [...]
The Handbook by the Council of Europe is part of its activities for information literacy as a human right. It describes theInternet and its functions to young people (students), with a focus on search for information (search engines, portals), interactive services (e-mail, newsgroups, blogs), distance learning. Other issues include safety and security on the web (spam, data protection).
The teachers guide relates to a computer game which is available in 13 languages, developed by the Council of Europe. It aims to promote knowledge and awareness of the Internet and its inherent risks, e.g. violation of privacy rights. The game is based on the fact sheets provided by the Internet Literacy handbook