RESEARCH

Research partners are key stakeholders in the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, providing a body of knowledge and evidence on issues affecting children and young people online today. Armed with this knowledge, we are able to identify emerging trends and shape appropriate responses and create effective resources for the challenges presented.

On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to the work of research partners in the better and safer internet field.

Research on the impact of online marketing on children's behaviour

  • News
  • 30/05/2016
  • BIK team
A new study by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers provides novel insights into the prevalence and charateristics of online marketing which targets children. 
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Parenting for a Digital Future turns one

  • Research
  • 30/03/2016
  • Parenting for a Digital Future

This month, Parenting for a Digital Future turned one! Since its launch in spring of last year, the project has used the latest research to answer some of the dilemmas foremost in the minds of parents, and those who support them. The Parenting for a Digital Future team, with help from guest posters, has explored:

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The latest updates from Parenting for a Digital Future

  • Research
  • 16/12/2015
  • Parenting for a Digital Future

Since launching in March 2015, this blog has surpassed expectations, with guest contributors from around the world and posts from the Parenting for a Digital Future team giving you wrap-ups of the latest news, research and advice about parenting, children and technology.

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Young children and digital technology: a love story that challenges parents

  • News
  • 15/12/2015
  • Joint Research Centre, Ispra

From a very early age, gaming and video watching on a variety of internet-connected devices are among children's favourite activities. But children are little aware of what the internet is, what ‘online' means, what risks they can encounter and what benefits they can gain.

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Mapping safer internet policies in the Member States

  • Research
  • 29/10/2015
  • European Commission

The Better Internet for Kids (BIK) map final report is now available.

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How parents of young children manage digital devices at home

In a new report from EU Kids Online, entitled "How parents of young children manage digital devices at home: the role of income, education and parental style", Sonia Livingstone looks at cross-national variations in how actively engaged parents are in their children's online activities and finds that parents' own skills shape the support they provide for their children.

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Parenting for a Digital Future

As announced in a previous edition of the BIK bulletin, the recent launch of a parenting and digital media blog from LSE gives parenting advocates, researchers and parents themselves easy access to cutting-edge research, including from LSE's own current project on Parenting for a Digital Future.

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New reports from EU Kids Online

EU Kids Online, the 33-country research network has recently released some new reports.

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