Assessing emerging impacts of the Global Kids Online research programme
Since its inception in 2016, the Global Kids Online research programme, jointly run by UNICEF’s Office of Research – Innocenti and the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) in collaboration with various UNICEF country offices, has gathered evidence from over 30,000 children worldwide and has grown to include 18 countries in the network. Global Kids Online is an international research project that aims to generate and sustain a rigorous cross-national evidence base around children’s use of the internet by creating a global network of researchers and experts. It has a strong focus on transforming evidence into meaningful action that will improve children’s digital engagement.
In 2018, UNICEF and LSE commissioned Matter of Focus to conduct an independent assessment of GKO’s emerging impacts to understand ways in which the research has been taken up and used in partner countries and internationally.
Sarah Morton, director of Matter of Focus and lead on the impact study, presented emerging findings that will shortly be consolidated in a forthcoming report ‘Children’s experiences online: building global understanding and action: A study of the impacts of the Global Kids Online initiative’.
Daniel Kardefelt-Winther and Kerry Albright (UNICEF Innocenti) offered an introduction to the rationale behind the impact case study and Sonia Livingstone (LSE) moderated the discussion.
When: Tuesday 23rd July 2019 12.00 GMT