Document Type

Report

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

5.8 MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS, Media and socio-cultural communication

Publication Details

Digital Childhoods Working Paper Series (No.2)

Abstract

Summary

  • Online activities for 9-16 year olds in Ireland are substantially below European norms leaving many opportunities unexplored.

  • 57% of young people don’t go beyond the second step of a ‘ladder of opportunities’.

  • Cluster analysis shows that ‘a low use, low risk’ pattern to be the most prominent followed by a “moderate-use, entertainment and communication- oriented” use of the internet.

  • Young people’s digital skills are closer to the European average though less than half express confidence in their own skills.

  • Younger children, in particular, are lacking in many basic safety skills.

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