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Children Online: Research and Evidence - A knowledge base on children and youth in the digital world

Project description

Keeping children safe on the internet

Going online is a daily habit for children. The internet is an important part of life, assisting with school projects and providing entertainment but it also comes with numerous risks. To ensure children’s wellbeing, health and safety, researchers are looking into the positive and negative impacts of new technologies on young users. The EU-funded CORE project will develop an innovative, dynamic European platform. It will provide a wide range of data from all possible fields connected to the influence of the technological transformations on children and how it affects their attitudes, problems or activities. The contextualisation of this knowledge with empirical evidence will enable identification of existing gaps and formulation of guidelines for decision makers in Europe.


The overall objective of this Coordination and Support Action (CSA) “Children Online: Research and Evidence (CORE)” is to conceptualise, implement and disseminate a comprehensive knowledge base on the impact of technological transformations on children and youth. The CORE knowledge base will provide evidence on a broad range of topics related to the impact of technological transformations on children and youth including their health, lifestyles, participation and digital citizenship, wellbeing, safety, and security as affected by ICT. It will refer to research from all EU Member States and a number of other European countries and thus consider relevant cultural, political, and media-related contexts. This knowledge base will help researchers to identify important research gaps and to make use of existing research and data. At the same time, it will help to contextualise empirical evidence by offering theoretical, methodological, and ethical reflections and guidelines. The CORE knowledge base will also be an important focal point for policy-makers and educational actors by identifying key issues that deserve special attention, providing access to a solid data base and thus providing an important basis for policy recommendations and (policy) decision-making processes. Various stakeholder groups are actively involved in the development process in order to tailor the platform to their specific needs. All activities of the project aim to develop an innovative, dynamic and sustainable infrastructure with the CORE platform that will last beyond the duration of the CSA.

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Net EU contribution
€ 291 271,75
20148 Hamburg

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 291 271,75

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