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Digital Media Use in Corona Times

The KiDiCoTi research project was aimed at mapping the way children and adolescents use digital technology in time of Corona Crisis (and after...) with a special focus on their online safety, privacy and well-being.

Kids’ Digital Lives in Corona Times (KiDiCoTi)

As part of the Europe-wide study "Kids' Digital lives in Corona times (KiDiCoTi)", parents living in Switzerland and their 11 to 18-year-old children have been surveyed in early summer 2020.

With an online questionnaire we assessed how children and adolescents and their parents used digital media during the corona-related lockdown. The results of this study might serve as a basis for recommendations on what should be looked at for framing a better internet for children in Europe. The European Commission - Joint Research Centre - Cyber & Digital Citizens' Security Unit - has been coordinating this research project with partner institutions all over Europe.

Involved research centres

University of Salzburg (AT), Paedagogische Hochschule Salzburg Stefan Zweig (AT), Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut Hamburg (DE), Université Paris Est Créteil (FR), Université de Poitiers (FR), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano (IT), Aarhus University (DK), University of Southern Denmark (DK), Kaunas University of Technology (LT), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NO), the University of Oslo (NO), Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar (HR), Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek (HR)  Portuguese Catholic University (PT),University of Lisbon (PT), Institutul de Sociologie (RO), “Dimitrie Cantemir” Christian University (RO), University of Ljubljana (SI), Autonomous University of Madrid (ES), Autonomous University of Barcelona (ES), Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), Masaryk University Brno (Czech Republic), Dublin City University, The National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre (IE), University of Malta (MT)

The Swiss participation was made possible by the Federal Social Insurance Office, Youth and Media - national platform for the promotion of media skills.

Project lead

  Gregor Waller

Gregor Waller

Co-Head of Section Media Psychology

+41 (0) 58 934 84 57

Research associate

  Lilian Suter

Lilian Suter

Research Associate
Section Media Psychology

+41 (0) 58 934 84 56