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.

Encouraging civil online discourse in the new decade for SID 2020

It's a new year and a new decade, and teens and adults around the world hope that respect, safety and freedom will define online life in the 2020s, new Microsoft research shows.

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Microsoft SID 2020 study - Teens are better than adults at finding help with online issues

For World Kindness Day, on Wednesday, 13 November 2019, Microsoft called on teens across the globe to assist adults with online issues. That's because, according to their latest research conducted in 25 countries, teens are considerably better than adults at tracking down useful resources to help resolve digital difficulties.

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New Microsoft study on civility, safety and interaction online for Safer Internet Day 2020

The new school year is well underway in many parts of the world, and parents may be inclined to share news and photos of their star pupil's success or involvement in new activities. Before you do, however, know that teens around the world say parents share (or "sharent") too much about them on social media – so much so that it's become a concern for more than four in 10.

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Financial sextortion study in young boys and adolescents

  • Research
  • 24/01/2020
  • Dutch Safer Internet Centre

The Dutch helpline for child sexual abuse, Helpwanted.nl, is conducting a study on financial sextortion. This study is financed by the Stiching Achmea Slachtoffer en Samenleving (SASS) (in English, Achmea Foundation: Victim and Society) and is carried out in cooperation with Slachtofferhulp Nederland (in English, Victim Support the Netherlands).

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Polish parents know little about their children's internet use

  • Research
  • 18/12/2019
  • Polish Safer Internet Centre

How much time does your child spend online? This – among dozens of others – was the question that researchers from NASK, a public Polish research institute based in Warsaw, asked thousands of parents and school children. Below, Filip Konopczyński shares the study's main highlights.

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Social Media Literacy for Change – helping teachers develop their student's social media literacy skills strategically!

In a world that is increasingly dependent on technology and the internet, it comes as no surprise that social media is practically omnipresent in young people's lives. More often than not it is the negative effects of social media that we hear about, while the positives are frequently overlooked. Social media can contribute massively to children and young people's education, preparing them to become active, well-informed and well-rounded individuals, and providing them with opportunities to learn, develop, interact and find emotional support.

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Latest roundup from Parenting for a Digital Future - summer 2018

  • Research
  • 19/07/2018
  • Parenting for a Digital Future

With summer holidays on the horizon, our colleagues at Parenting for a Digital Future share the latest roundup of news on their blog.

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SWGfL publishes report into what causes young people upset online

  • Awareness
  • 27/06/2018
  • SWGfL, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has recently published a report that explores what causes young people upset online. The report is the second in a series titled "Young people, internet use and wellbeing in the UK". Compiled by Professor Andy Phippen from Plymouth University, the series explores the role of technology on young people's wellbeing. Each report in the series will have a specific area of focus, such as gender, age differences, and what harmful content means to young people. It assesses data provided by more than 8,200 young people from the ages of 9 - 18 across over 100 schools in the UK.

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Children's relationship with social media through the eyes of parents

  • Awareness
  • 20/04/2018
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The Greek Safer Internet Centre, SaferInternet4Kids of FORTH, has recently published the results of new research looking at children's relationship with social media as seen from a parental perspective.

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Latest roundup from Parenting for a Digital Future – March 2018

  • Awareness
  • 18/04/2018
  • Parenting for a Digital Future

Our colleagues at Parenting for a Digital Future share the latest roundup of news on their blog.

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