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Kaja Abbas; Simon R Procter; Kevin Van Zanvoort; et al.
Alessandro Mantovani; Elisabetta Rinaldi; Chiara Zusi; et al.
Tal Rafaeli; Geraldine Hutchinson
Ansel Hoang; Kevin Chorat; Axel Moreira; et al.
Daniel Kardefelt Winther ; David Smahel; Marium Saeed; Mariya Stoilova; Rogers Twesigye; Rostislav Zlámal; Sonia Livingstone
Children’s digital access – or lack thereof – during the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly determined whether children can continue their education, seek information, stay in touch with friends and family, and enjoy digital entertainment. With over 1.5 billion children across 190 countries confined to their homes, active video games or dance videos may also be their best chance to exercise. The rationale for closing digital divides has never been starker or more urgent.
This data-driven research brief explores three research questions.
1) How much do we know about children’s basic access to the internet across
the globe? 2) Do children regularly use the internet to access health
information? 3) Are children able to verify the truth of online information?
The brief analyzes survey data from the ITU
World Telecommunications/ICT Indicators database, as well as household-survey
data collected from approximately 22,000 children aged 12-16, generated by the
collective work of the EU Kids Online and Global Kids Online research networks.
It concludes with recommendations on how stakeholders can ensure that children’s
health information needs are better supported during the COVID-19 pandemic and
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