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New European survey on children and online safety August 16, 2007

Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Children, Internet, Internet Safety, New media.
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How do children across Europe deal with online risks? The new Eurobarometer survey from the EU Commission has interviewed children of 9-10 and 12-14 from 29 European countries about their use of new media and online technologies. I find it assuring that the survey shows that children generally are aware of potential risks and the precautions they need to take online :

The results show that children are globally well aware of the potential online risks, such as security, viruses, access to unwanted content, identity theft and potential dangerous contact with strangers.

Unfortunately – but not surprisingly – the survey also shows that European children are reluctant to tell parents about the troubles they face online:

Even though young people know about of the risks and precautions, most would rather try to solve the problem themselves or with friends, and would talk to their parents only as a last resort in the most serious cases.

Read more here or download the overall report.

Upcoming talks August 15, 2007

Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Lectures, Talks.
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I have quite a few talks, lectures and presentations coming up this fall – mostly at different conferences or events in Denmark. I have created an “Upcoming talks” section to the right so my activities will be visible. I will keep the list updated with information about the conferences etc.

How to Survive Your PhD… August 15, 2007

Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Academic, PhD.
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Insightful notes from David Gauntlett on how to survive your PhD 🙂 Read them here.

Back at the office… August 14, 2007

Posted by Malene Charlotte Larsen in Aalborg University, Blog.
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skrivebord.jpgAfter the last couple of weeks of alternately being on holiday, working from home, writing paper etc. I am now back at the office and will be answering my mails and phone on a more regular basis.

Of course, I will also be blogging on a more regular basis – among other things I am about to examine the data I have collected from two online questionnaires on youth and social networking and I will probably be blogging about the results from time to time.

Additionally, this semester will be very busy for me. I have a lot of conferences and courses to attend, lectures to give and I am teaching and supervising 1st semester students at Humanistic Informatics at Aalborg University.