Congratulations to Elisabeth Staksrud
Congratulations to Professor Elisabeth Staksrud and the Department of Media and Communications at UiO who are a central partner in two research projects funded by the Horizon 2020 programme 'Transformations'.
Photo: Elisabeth Staksrud
Both projects, funded to a total of 50 million kroner, will research how children use the Internet.
YSkills is a project that has been awarded 3,2 million Euro.
In this project, which includes researchers from 13 countries, the overall goal is to increase and maximise the long term positive effects of using the Internet and other ICT-technologies.
This will be done by exploring how resilience can be stimulated and developed in children and young people through different kinds of skills. The project will use methods that are unusual in media studies, including fMRI-scanning of 12-17 year olds. These images will capture the testing of different skills and concentration levels on the brain.
The Norwegian team will, amongst other things, research how the Internet plays a role in the lives of three groups of vulnerable youth who either self-harm, experience cyberbullying, or use the internet excessively.
Other members of the Living the Nordic Model team, including Professor Tine Jensen from the Department of Psychology at UiO, and Niamh Ní Bhroin from the Department of Media and Communication, will also participate in this project.
CORE is a project that has been awarded 1,7 million EURO
CORE is a funded through a Coordination and Support Action and is a network project. It will develop a European knowledge base about the effects that technological use and change has on children and young people.
This knowledge platform will allow both researchers and others to access existing empirical knowledge, including datasets, in order to get engaged with the research. The network will also engage in extensive research dissemination and are keen to have an impact at the policy level.
More information about both projects is available in Norwegian here.