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[ecrea] CFP EU Kids Online

Thu Jan 22 19:36:16 GMT 2009

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Registration now open. Deadline for abstracts approaching


EU Kids Online:
European research on cultural, contextual
and risk issues regarding children and the internet

An international one-day conference for researchers, policy makers, industry, educators, NGOs and government to address the policy issues and research findings about children and the internet.

When and where:
Thursday June 11th 2009, London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

The conference theme addresses the following questions:
Are all children benefiting from the internet and if not, why not? What new literacies are they developing? How strong is the evidence for the risks to children of going online? Why do risks differ from country to country? How can parents and policy makers better balance the online opportunities and risks for children? And what do children themselves want from the internet?

The conference will report final results and recommendations from three year's work by EU Kids Online network of 60 researchers in 21 countries funded by the EC Safer Internet plus Programme.

It will also showcase the latest current research in Europe and worldwide:

Keynote speakers:
* David Finkelhor (University of New Hampshire)
* Lelia Green (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
* Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics)
* Charo Sádaba (University of Navarra, Spain)

Call for papers:
Researchers are invited to submit empirical papers about children's experience of the internet on these topics:
* Social networks, online identities and e-participation
* Learning, creativity and media literacy
* Mobility, computer games and other emerging platforms
* Parental and peer mediation
* Risks, victims and perpetrators
* Regulation, empowerment and protection

Registration and submission details:
Registration now open at
No conference fee; lunch and evening reception provided.
To submit a paper, please send an abstract (300-500 words) to (media.eukidsconference /at/ by 15th February.

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

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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