Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Call for papers: Children, risk and safety online


Children, risk and safety online:
Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective

When and where
This international conference for researchers, policy makers, industry, educators, NGOs and government will be held on 22-23 September 2011 at LSE, London, UK.

Conference theme
The conference will ask a series of pressing questions:
  • Are all children benefiting from the internet and if not, why not?
  • What new digital literacies and coping skills are they developing?
  • How can parents and policy makers balance online opportunities and risks for children?
  • How do children themselves perceive online risk and safety issues?
  • Why do risks differ from country to country, and what new risks are emerging?
  • How can governments, educators, NGOs and industry better support children online?

EU Kids Online survey results
The conference will showcase final results and recommendations regarding online activities, risks and safety, based on a survey of 25,000 European children conducted by the EU Kids Online network in 25 countries.

We invite research papers on children's online experiences on the following topics:
  • Participation, creativity and media literacy
  • Risks, victims and perpetrators
  • Vulnerability and coping with risks
  • Parental, peer and teacher mediation
  • Mobile. Gaming and other emerging platforms
  • Safety tools and their effectiveness

Deadline for paper submission: 30 April 2011.  Please submit abstracts (300-500 words), at http://goo.gl/kauqs

Registration is now open at www.eukidsonline.net. A non-refundable conference fee of £40 will cover the conference reception and materials.

We look forward to welcoming you to LSE to celebrate the end of our project and to debate the future agenda for research and evidence-based policy on children, risk and safety online.

Prof. Sonia Livingstone, Dr Leslie Haddon and the EU Kids Online network
See our new report on Social networking, age and privacy at http://www2.lse.ac.uk/media@lse/research/EUKidsOnline/ShortSNS.pdf