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Youth Skills

Deliverables

Report on simulated inequality outcomes as consequence of policy interventions

The findings of the simulation analysis, long-term assessment of interpersonal processes and technological/environmental change (Task 5.3) will be presented in this report.

Report on intensive ICT use profiles with ESM analysis

The findings of the latent profile analysis (Task 5.4) will be presented in this report.

Report on school-home communication in ensuring skilled online activities

The findings of the interviews with experts on education and the labour market (Task 3.1) related to the school-home communication and cooperation will be presented in this report.

Survey instrument for the measurement of children’s and adolescents’ digital skills

Development of a conceptual framework and proposals for performance testing of technical-operational and transferrable skills measurement (task 3.3), resulting in a survey instrument for the measurement of children's and adolescents' digital skills in task 4.3.

Inventory of (f)actors for the design of the questionnaire

Transfer of knowledge from the secondary analysis in WP2 into an inventory of social, psychological and media (f)actors whose roles in predicting and moderating digital skills acquisition and wellbeing will be tested in the school survey questionnaires in WP4 through three new survey rounds.

Interactive online report on the available evidence, gaps and recommendations

All the available evidence, gaps and recommendations relevant for the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in the digital age will be presented in this interactive online report.

Report on the findings of the three-wave survey

The findings of the over-time analysis of the three-wave survey (Task 5.1) wil be presented in this report.

Interactive online report on the in-depth studies

The findings of tasks 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4 will be presented in an interactive online report focusing on the implications for the four different groups of stakeholders.

Report on the interviews with experts on digital skills in schools and the labour market

The findings of the interviews with experts on education and the labour market (Task 3.1) will be presented in this report, with a focus on the analysis of the role of digital skills education in schools and informal learning settings, and the (digital) skills needed in the 21st century to cope with technological transformations in the labour market.

Report on collected (f)MRI data related to effects of intensity of ICT use on brain activity associated with attention and with linguistic and mathematical processes

The findings of the analysis of the effects of intensity of ICT use on brain activity (Task 5.5) will be presented in this report.

Report on the role of critical information skills in recognising mis- and disinformation

The findings of task 62 which examines coping with an emerging issue the role of digital skills in recognising mis and disinformation will be presented in this report

Master questionnaire for longitudinal survey

Master questionnaire for longitudinal survey in English and language of the six survey countries prepared and tested in task 41 to be used in task 42

Report on children and adolescents experiencing internet-related mental health difficulties - the benefits and risks of digital skills?

The findings of task 6.4 (Children and adolescents experiencing internet-related mental health difficulties - the benefits and risks of digital skills?) will be presented in this report.

Report on Final Conference

An overview and synthesis of the presentations and findings of the Final Conference on ‘The Effects of ICT and the Role of Digital Skills on Children’s and Adolescents’ Wellbeing in Europe Today’ will be presented in this report.

Report on the effects of ICT use on attention-related cognitive functions measured with ESM and (f)MRI

The findings of the over-time measurement of intensity of ICT use with the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) (Task 4.4) and (functional) Magnetic Resonance Imaging ((f)MRI) (Task 4.5) will be presented in this report.

High-level legal report

Based in the mapping recommendations onto the EU legal and policy frameworks (Task 7.4), a high-level legal report will be presented, detailing how EU policy / legal framework should be revised to advance an evidence-based EU policy and regulatory framework for youth wellbeing in the digital age.

Synthesis of ySKILLS results

All results of the first 32 months of the project will be summarised in this 'Synthesis of ySKILLS results' with both the conceptual insights and empirical findings of WP2-6.

Policy brief 2

The second policy brief will bring together all recommendations for policy and practices in a concise way

Report on the antecedents and consequences of digital skills

Based on the systematic evidence mapping (Task 2.1), a report will be written on the antecedents and consequences of digital skills. This report will contribute to T2.4 by identifying the (f)actors which shape children’s and adolescents’ digital skills and their outcomes, thereby generating a series of hypotheses and priority research questions, as well as the information needed to critically review the ySKILLS conceptual model and prepare integration of theories.

Comprehensive, evidence-based explanatory and foresight model

Based on the findings of the ABM simulation models, ySKILLS will present a comprehensive, evidence-based explanatory and foresight model predicting the complex impacts of ICT use on cognitive, physical, psychological and social wellbeing of children and adolescents in Europe.

Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation Plan

This document will guide all activities regarding communication, dissemination and exploitation. The plan will be monitored and updated throughout the project (e.g., when new opportunities arise).

Policy brief 1

The first policy brief will bring together all recommendations for policy and practices in a concise way.

Child-friendly illustrated report on the main research results

Based on the 'Synthesis of ySKILLS results' (D7.1), we will present a child-friendly illustrated report on the main research results including the co-design jam protocol - a participatory toolkit for present and future stakeholder use.

Policy brief 3

The third policy brief will bring together all recommendations for policy and practices in a concise way.

Report on (f)actors that explain digital skills acquisition, wellbeing, and the online resilience of children and adolescents

Based on the secondary data analysis of open survey data collected in the past decade on young people’s ICT use, online opportunities, risks, and wellbeing (Task 2.2), a report will be written. The report will give a deeper understanding of the role of social and psychological antecedents, as well as the media access and use variables associated with digital skills acquisition and the consequences of children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing.

Report on skills acquisition among at-risk groups and explanation of the role of skills in vulnerable or at-risk children's and adolescents' wellbeing

The findings of task 61 digital skills practices among lowSES children and adolescents in public libraries will be presented in this report

Policy brief 4

The fourth policy brief will bring together all recommendations for policy and practices in a concise way.

Report on the influence of social structure and networks on online resilience and digital skills

The findings of the analysis of situational variables' influences based on relational data (task 5.2) will be presented in this report.

Report on evidence-based recommendations for policy and practice

The findings of the ySKILLS project will be translated in evidence-based recommendations for policy and practice including the outcomes of both the youth co-design jams in task 7.2 and the expert roundtable in task 7.3. It will be a multimedia format (text, video, infographics).

Data Management Plan

A Data Management Plan (DMP) will be prepared, describing the data management life cycle for all datasets that will be collected, processed or generated by the research project. Detailed information on the procedures for data collection, storage, protection, retention, and destruction will be included, compliant with national and EU legislation. As the DMP is a dynamic plan, it will be updated each year (M5, M18, M30, M42).

Publications

Digital Literacy and Online Resilience as Facilitators of Young People’s Well-Being? A Systematic Review.

Author(s): Vissenberg, Joyce, d'Haenens, Leen, & Livingstone, Sonia.
Published in: European Psychologist, Issue 10169040, 2022, Page(s) 76-85, ISSN 1016-9040
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
DOI: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000478

Same but different: A comparison of estimation approaches for exponential random graph models for multiple networks

Author(s): Tolochko, P., & Boomgaarden, H.G.
Published in: Social Networks, Issue 76, 2024, Page(s) 1-11, ISSN 0378-8733
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.socnet.2023.05.003

Perspectivas de género sobre habilidades y actividades digitales: Comparación entre jóvenes no binarios y binarios

Author(s): David De-Coninck; Leen d’Haenens
Published in: Comunicar, Issue 75, 2023, Page(s) 37-48, ISSN 1134-3478
Publisher: Grupo Comunicar, Colectivo Andaluz de Educacion en Medios de Comunicacion
DOI: 10.3916/c75-2023-03

The outcomes of gaining digital skills for young people’s lives and wellbeing: A systematic evidence review:

Author(s): Sonia Livingstone; Giovanna Mascheroni; Mariya Stoilova
Published in: New Media & Society, Issue 14617315, 2021, ISSN 1461-7315
Publisher: Sage
DOI: 10.1177/14614448211043189

The Role of School-Home Communication in Supporting the Development of Children’s and Adolescents’ Digital Skills, and the Changes Brought by Covid-19.

Author(s): Beilmann, Mai, Opermann, Signe, Kalmus, Veronika, Vissenberg, Joyce, & Pedaste, Margus
Published in: Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2022, ISSN 2167-8715
Publisher: Digital Commons, the University of Rhode Island

Predictors of children’s and young people’s digital engagement in informational, communication, and entertainment activities: findings from ten European countries

Author(s): Davide Cino; David Lacko; Giovanna Mascheroni; David Šmahel
Published in: Journal of Chldren and Media, 2022, ISSN 1748-2798
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/17482798.2022.2123013

Digital Skills and Digital Knowledge as Buffers Against Online Mis/Disinformation? Findings from a Survey Study Among Young People in Europe.

Author(s): Vissenberg, J., De Coninck, D., Mascheroni, G., Joris, W., & d’Haenens, L.
Published in: Social Media + Society, Issue 9(4), 2023, ISSN 2056-3051
Publisher: Sage
DOI: 10.1177/20563051231207859

Perceived discrimination and digital inequalities among children and young people: studying the multidimensional concepts of digital skills and digital knowledge

Author(s): David De Coninck; Joyce Vissenberg; Willem Joris; Leen d’Haenens
Published in: Information, Communication & Society, Issue 27(2), 2024, Page(s) 350-367, ISSN 1369-118X
Publisher: Routledge
DOI: 10.1080/1369118x.2023.2205508

The challenges of conducting systematic evidence reviews: A case study of factors shaping children’s digital skills

Author(s): Leslie Haddon; Davide Cino; Mary-Alice Doyle
Published in: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique, 2023, ISSN 2070-2779
Publisher: Sage
DOI: 10.1177/07591063221141730

Effects of Media Multitasking and Video Gaming on Cognitive Functions and Their Neural Bases in Adolescents and Young Adults

Author(s): Alho, K., Moisala, M., & Salmela-Aro, K.
Published in: European Psychologist, Issue 27(2), 2022, ISSN 1016-9040
Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
DOI: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000477

Longitudinal Trajectories, Social and Individual Antecedents, and Outcomes of Problematic Internet Use Among Late Adolescents

Author(s): István Tóth-Király; Alexandre J. S. Morin; Lauri Hietajärvi; Katariina Salmela-Aro
Published in: Child Development, Issue 92(4), 2021, Page(s) e653–e673, ISSN 1467-8624
Publisher: Wiley
DOI: 10.1111/cdev.13525

The EU Approach to Safeguard Children’s Rights on Video-Sharing Platforms: Jigsaw or Maze?

Author(s): Verdoodt, V., Lievens, E., & Chatzinikolaou, A.
Published in: Media and Communication, Issue 11(4), 2023, Page(s) 151-163, ISSN 2183-2439
Publisher: Cogitatio
DOI: 10.17645/mac.v11i4.7059

Brain Responses to Peer Feedback in Social Media Are Modulated by Valence in Late Adolescence

Author(s): Patrik Wikman; Mona Moisala; Artturi Ylinen; Jallu Lindblom; Sointu Leikas; Katariina Salmela-Aro; Kirsti Lonka; Berna Güroğlu; Kimmo Alho
Published in: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 16:790478. Frontiers Media SA, 2022, ISSN 1662-5153
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2022.790478

"Explaining inequalities in vulnerable children’s digital skills: The effect of individual and social discrimination"

Author(s): "Mascheroni, Giovanna; Cino, Davide; Mikuška, Jakub; Smahel, David"
Published in: New Media & Society, Issue 14617315, 2022, Page(s) 437– 457, ISSN 1461-7315
Publisher: Sage
DOI: 10.1177/14614448211063184

Predicting self-reported depression and health among adolescents: Time spent online mediated by digital skills and digital activities.

Author(s): De Coninck, David, Waechter, Natalia, d'Haenens, Leen
Published in: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Issue Volume: 26 Issue 10, 2023, Page(s) 747-754, ISSN 2152-2715
Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2023.0079

Children’s digital skills acquisition in non-formal educational contexts: Pedagogical practices, learning, and inclusion opportunities in coding and robotics workshops

Author(s): Cino, D., Brandsen, S., Bressa, N., Eriksson, E., Mascheroni, G., & Zaman, B.
Published in: Italian Journal of Educational Research, Issue 30, 2023, Page(s) 54-72, ISSN 2038-9736
Publisher: Pensa MultiMedia
DOI: 10.7346/sird-012023-p54

Positive Internet use and online civic engagement versus active involvement in selected online risks – how are both connected in adolescents from six European countries?

Author(s): Pyżalski, J.
Published in: Psychology, Society & Education, Issue 15(3), 2023, Page(s) 10-18, ISSN 1989-709X
Publisher: UCO Press
DOI: 10.21071/pse.v15i3.16093

Large-Scale Comparative School-Based Survey Research: Challenges and Solutions for Sampling, Fieldwork and Informed Consent

Author(s): Waechter, N., Kalmus, V., Mascheroni, G., & Opermann, S.
Published in: Methods, Data, Analyses, Issue 17(2), 2023, Page(s) 303-324, ISSN 2190-4936
Publisher: gesis - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
DOI: 10.12758/mda.2023.03

Use of digital tools, digital skills and mental well-being.

Author(s): Kalmus, V., Tambaum, T., & Abuladze, L.
Published in: Estonian Human Development Report 2023: Mental Health and Well-Being, 2023, Page(s) 235-250
Publisher: SA Eesti Koostöö Kogu

Conducting school-based online survey during the COVID-19 pandemic: Fieldwork practices and ethical dilemmas

Author(s): Kalmus, V., Opermann, S., & Tikerperi, M-L.
Published in: Methods in practice: Studying children and youth online, 2022, Page(s) 53-56
Publisher: Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) CO:RE - Children Online: Research and Evidence
DOI: 10.21241/ssoar.83031

Analisando desigualdades e competências digitais em tempos de pandemia. Contributos do estudo europeu ySKILLS. [Analysing unequalities and digital skills in COVID 19 times. Contributions from the European project ySKILLS].

Author(s): Ponte, Cristina & Castro, Teresa Sofia
Published in: Estado da Educação 2020, 2021, ISBN 978-989-8841-39-1
Publisher: Conselho Nacional de Educação (CNE)

Conhecer e antecipar competências digitais de jovens. Primeiros contributos do projeto ySKILLS com foco em Portugal [Knowing and anticipating youth digital skills. First contributions from the ySKILLS reseach with a focus on Portugal]

Author(s): Ponte, Cristina, Maropo, L., & Castro, Teresa Sofia
Published in: Juventude(s): Movimento Globais e Desafios Futuros, 2022, Page(s) 53-74, ISBN 978-989-755-689-0
Publisher: Edições Húmus

O que sabemos e como medimos competências digitais dos jovens portugueses? Reflexões em torno de resultados de projetos de investigação [What we know and how we measure digital skills of Portuguese youth? Reflecting on research results].

Author(s): Batista, Susana, Ponte, Cristina, & Gonçalves, Eva
Published in: Juventude(s): Movimento Globais e Desafios Futuros, 2022, Page(s) 75-89, ISBN 978-989-755-689-0
Publisher: Edições Húmus

Report on collected fMRI data related to effects of intensity of ICT use on brain activity associated with attention and with linguistic and mathematical processes

Author(s): Alho, Kimmo; Hartmann, Hendrik; Ylinen, Artturi; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna M.; McMullen, Jake; Lehtinen, Erno; Rinne, Nea; Hietajärvi, Lauri; Salmela-Aro, Katariina; Wikman, Patrik; Bellon, Elien; De Smedt, Bert
Published in: 2023
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10006886

Young people experiencing internet-related mental health difficulties: the benefits and risks of digital skills

Author(s): Livingstone, Sonia; Stoilova, Mariya; Stänicke, Line Indrevoll; Jessen, Reidar Schei; Graham, Richard; Staksrud, Elisabeth; Jensen, Tine
Published in: 2022
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7372552

ySKILLS Policy Brief 3: Digital skills among children and young people. Vulnerabilities and at-risk situations

Author(s): d'Haenens, Leen
Published in: 2022
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7498680

Youth digital skills: Insights from the ySKILLS project

Author(s): Donoso, Verónica
Published in: 2022
Publisher: Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) & CO:RE - Children Online: Research and Evidence
DOI: 10.21241/ssoar.78951

Towards a Better Understanding of Digital Skills: On Inequalities and Their Impact

Author(s): d'Haenens, Leen
Published in: 2021
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5821079

Report on the role of critical information skills in recognising mis- and disinformation

Author(s): Vissenberg,Joyce, Spurava, Guna, Terčová, Natalie, Morávková, Hana, Bedrošová, Marie, Bossens, Emilie, Macháčková,Hana, Kotilainen, Sirkku, & d’Haenens, Leen
Published in: 2022
Publisher: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6922138

Young People's Digital Skills Practices in Non-formal Learning Contexts: observations, interviews, co-design

Author(s): Cino, Davide, Brandsen, Silke, Bressa, Nathalie, Eriksson, Eva, Mascheroni, Giovanna, & Zaman, Bieke
Published in: 2022
Publisher: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6832845

Report on the effects of ICT use on attention-related cognitive functions measured with ESM and fMRI. Focus on ESM and fMRI methods to measure effects of ICT skills and use on wellbeing and cognitive functions

Author(s): Salmela-Aro, Katariina; Alho, Kimmo; Järvinen, Jussi; Salonen, Visajaani; Mannerström, Rasmus; Hietajärvi, Lauri; Maksniemi, Erika; Puukko, Kati; Gale, Johannes; Bossens, Emilie; Ylinen, Arrturi; Wikman, Patrik; Bellon, Elien; De Smedt, Bert
Published in: 2023
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7620521

The youth Digital Skills Performance Tests

Author(s): van Laar, Ester; van Deursen, Alexander; Helsper, Ellen; Schneider, Luc
Published in: 2022
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7110265

Vulnerabilities and digital skills. Interactive report on the in-depth studies

Author(s): Baptista, Rita; Mascheroni, Giovanna; Vissenberg, Joyce; Georgiou, Myria; Livingstone, Sonia; d'Haenens, Leen; Ponte, Cristina
Published in: 2022
Publisher: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7016902

Children's and young people's digital skills: a systematic evidence review

Author(s): Haddon, Leslie, Cino, Davide, Doyle, Mary-Alice, Livingstone, Sonia, Mascheroni, Giovanna, & Stoilova, Mariya
Published in: 2020, Page(s) 151
Publisher: ySKILLS - KU Leuven
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4274654

The Impact of Policy Interventions on Young People's Digital Skills Development: A Simulation Approach

Author(s): Song, Hyunjin; Boomgaarden, Hajo; Tolochko, Petro; Kronschnabl, Hannah
Published in: 2023
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8304613

A fresh approach for digital skills testing needed

Author(s): d'Haenens, Leen; Joris, Willem
Published in: 2020
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4568759

Report on the results of real-life information navigation and processing, communication and interaction, and content creation and production skills tasks

Author(s): van Deursen, Alexander; van Laar, Ester; Helsper, Ellen; Schneider, Luc
Published in: 2023
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8297779

Digital skills, risks and wellbeing among European children: Report on (f)actors that explain online acquisition, cognitive, physical, psychological and social wellbeing, and the online resilience of children and young people

Author(s): Mascheroni, Giovanna, Cino, Davide, Mikuška, Jakub, Lacko, David, & Smahel, David
Published in: 2020, Page(s) 53
Publisher: ySKILLS - KU Leuven
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4313274

Digital skills among children and youth: A report from a three-wave longitudinal study in six countries.

Author(s): Machackova, Hana; Jaron Bedrosova, Marie; Tolochko, Petro; Muzik, Michal; Waechter, Natalia; Boomgaarden, Hajo
Published in: 2023
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8304512

Report on the influence of situational variables and personal networks on online resilience and digital skills

Author(s): Boomgaarden, Hajo; Tolochko, Petro; Song, Hyunjin
Published in: 2023
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.7620931

Empowering Young Refugees through Digital Skills: Key Insights from a Policy Roundtable Discussion

Author(s): Donoso, Verónica
Published in: 2023
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8421278

Digital skills: An inventory of actors and factors

Author(s): Donoso, Verónica, Retzmann, Nike, Joris, Willem, & d'Haenens, Leen
Published in: 2020, Page(s) 27
Publisher: ySKILLS - KU Leuven
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4525639

The youth Digital Skills Indicator

Author(s): Helsper, Ellen J., Schneider, Luc S., van Deursen, Alexander J.A.M., & van Laar, Ester
Published in: 2020, Page(s) 121
Publisher: ySKILLS - KU Leuven
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4476540

Report on Interviews with Experts on Digital Skills in Schools and on the Labour Market

Author(s): Donoso, Verónica, Pyżalski, Jacek, Walter, Natalia, Retzmann, Nike, Iwanicka, Agnieszka, d'Haenens, Leen, & Bartkowiak, Katarzyna
Published in: 2020, Page(s) 95
Publisher: ySKILLS - KU Leuven
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4274613

Home-school communication on children's digital skills development: Based on interviews with experts from the education sector

Author(s): Beilmann, Mai, Opermann, Signe, Kalmus, Veronika, Donoso, Verónica, Retzmann, Nike, & d'Haenens, Leen
Published in: 2020, Page(s) 49
Publisher: ySKILLS - KU Leuven
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4395695

Child-friendly illustrated report on the main ySKILLS results

Author(s): Zaman, Bieke; Bossens, Emilie; Donoso, Verónica
Published in: 2023
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8301214

Report on the Cognitive Interviews

Author(s): Bedrosova, Marie; Machackova, Hana; Dufkova, Eliska
Published in: 2022
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8199554

Situational and daily technology use and wellbeing among adolescents. A report on the findings from an ESM study conducted in Belgium and Finland

Author(s): Järvinen, Jussi; Maksniemi, Erika; Hietajärvi, Lauri; Gale, Johannes; Bossens, Emilie; Salmela-Aro, Katariina
Published in: 2023
Publisher: KU Leuven: ySKILLS
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.8304936

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