What effects does the corona crisis have on families, children and their use of digital media? The HBI participates with a German partial survey in a European comparative study of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC).
In order to investigate the effects of the current Covid-19 crisis on the use of digital technologies in families since spring 2020, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
is conducting an international comparative study. The study focuses on digital practices as well as the safety and well-being of children and young people aged 11 to 18. As a result of the spread of the CoVID-19 virus, drastic measures (restrictions on outdoor activities, stay-at-home orders, quarantine regulations, etc.) were taken in all European countries. School, learning, studying, leisure activities and social contacts were increasingly carried out via digital media during the lockdown. Children and young people were much more involved with digital media and media content than before.
Online surveys will be conducted in more than ten countries during the summer of 2020. In some countries these will be supplemented by qualitative guided interviews with families.
The HBI is participating in the quantitative study for Germany, which is made possible by a grant from Unicef Innocenti.
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