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133: Research for Culture and Education Committee (CULT) - Child Safety Online: Definition of the Problem

Brian O’Neill (Dublin Institute of Technology) (February, 2019)

An overview of the key findings from a briefing paper produced for the European Parliament’s CULT Committee which aimed to inform the process of implementing policies and initiatives to protect children and to identify crimes faced by children online, and document developments in information technology. It was based on the results of the EU Kids Online survey of 25,000 European 9- to 16-year-old internet users and their parents in 25 countries undertaken in 2010 (Livingstone et al., 2011), as well as the 2014 Net Children Go Mobile project - a similar survey focusing on mobile devices, with 3,500 European 9- to 16-year-old Internet users in 7 countries (Mascheroni & Cuman 2014).