for individual authors: we welcome abstract proposals for papers and posters. Please note that participants can be nominated as the first (presenting) author in one accepted submission only. Abstracts should be written in English and contain no more than 500 words, incl. references.
for group of authors: we welcome panel proposals. Panel proposals should consist of five individual contributions, combining a panel rationale with five panel paper abstracts, each of which shall be no more than 500 words.
for organising scholars: we welcome proposals for virtual preconferences. Preconferences can be held within two weeks of the physical conference (but not on the days of the physical conference or the day immediately before the physical conference). You are given autonomy in deciding how to design the preconference (the length and scheduling of the conference; the levels of interactivity – whether a meeting or webinar format; innovations in format eg workshops as well as panels and papers; the process of peer review and the percentage of papers accepted after peer review; etc). ECREA is willing to provide support and guidance and to cover the costs of ZOOM licenses.
We welcome your proposals and hope to see you in Aarhus, online or in person!
The purpose of this event is to engage interactively participants in a fruitful dialogue about Ethics and Children’s rights.
The webinar will take the format of a workshop in which participants are welcome to have a voice, before and during the event. Thus, participants are encouraged to previously introduce their questions to the two Senior Researchers – Eva Lievens (Ghent University) and Elisabeth Staksrud (University of Oslo) who will cover respectively two critical issues – Ethics and Children’s Digital Rights and Ethics in research with children.
For more information on the programme, please see the full details.
Sara Pereira (ICS/University of Minho, CECS) Cristina Ponte (FCSH/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, ICNOVA) Teresa Sofia Castro (FCSH/Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, ICNOVA) Pedro Moura (ICS/University of Minho, CECS)
Are you interested in being our very first Communication Officer?
We especially encourage early career researchers to consider this position. We want to work in an accessible way, you do not need to have a long CV or an extensive network, you may be a first-time member of our Section, it is all possible. All we ask is a healthy dose of enthusiasm and some fresh ideas for a communication strategy for our Section.
Please take a chance, don’t be too modest, we look forward to receiving your application. To the members who are senior, please encourage your PhD students and early career researchers personally.
How to apply? It is very simple. Send an email today with your motivation (max. 1 paragraph) to Elisabeth Staksrud. Do this no later than 11 February, as we are eager to get to know you and your ideas and to launch the first communication efforts 😊.
Why? Our ECREA Children, Youth and Media (CYM) section aims to grow and promote community building. This is amplified in these pandemic times, and we want to strengthen our communication efforts. That is why we have created a new officer “position”.
What? The Communication Officer will be responsible for the CYM’s social media strategy (e.g. the closed Facebook group), the news items on the CYM website (https://cymecrea.wordpress.com/), and liaise with the ECREA official communications office. The Communication Officer will work closely with the CYM Chair, the two CYM Vice Chairs and the CYM YECREA representative, meeting with at least one of them every 3 months on average. In between these meetings, we anticipate the Communication Officer to be responsible for smaller tasks requiring light involvement every three weeks on average (e.g., small update on the website, social media post, or email). The Communication Officer will report to the CYM Management Committee, which will regularly advise on the communication plan and support the communication strategies where needed. As an ECREA section position, this is a volunteer position.
Interested participants are encouraged to submit a 250-word abstract on one of the two following themes, distributed in two sessions:
Session 1. Ethics in research with children: When doing research with children and young people, ethical issues arise at all stages of the life cycle of the project and invite to reflexivity. Issues related to trust are raised when: i) Contacting gatekeepers and accessing children and young people. Requirements may differ depending on the country, the place of research and the groups we want to do research with. ii) Building rapport and negotiating consent with children and young people and explaining issues related to anonymity and confidentiality. iii) Saving and using photographs and videos of children and young people in research outputs (security, misuse, dissemination…). iv) Involving children and young people in the analyses of the data and in the dissemination of results.
Session 2. Ethics and Children’s Digital Rights: Thirty years ago the UN Convention did not envisaged the fast pace of digital evolution and related challenges children and families face. Since then, the digital landscape has been increasingly accessible to younger generations of children and decisions to keep children safe online has created tensions between rights to protection and participation. Considering some polarised debates and controversies on the inevitability of digital in children’s lives and in finding a balanced approach, we invite researchers and scholars to discuss and reflect on ethics concerning children’s protection, participation and provision rights and how these transfer to the digital? What changes in the digital sphere? Or not? How can we think these rights properly, namely right to privacy, image rights, right of personal portrayal.
Submit your abstract as an e-mail attachment with no references to the author(s). Author(s) details (name, affiliation and contact details) must be included in the e-mail message.
Participants should submit their proposal either for theme 1 or theme 2.
No more than 15 abstracts will be selected for each session. Small groups of participants sharing similar issues will allow in-depth discussions, which will be followed by the presentation and debate in plenary.
Authors of accepted abstract must communicate their attendance in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is possible to attend the workshop without any presentation. In this situation, please inform the organizers on your interest and make the registration. The total number of participants is limited to 50.
There will be a small fee to cover attendance and refreshments at the pre-conference:
35€ for Non-ECREA members
30€ for ECREA members
15€ for PhD students.
Details and payment procedures will be announced at a later date.
Conference organised by the Hellenic Republic National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Communication and Media Studies, School of Economics and Political Science, in collaboration with the ECREA TWG Children, Youth and Media
The conference begun with an inspirational and critical theoretical contribution from Emeritus Professor David Buckingham, Loughborough University, UK (https://davidbuckingham.net). Professor Buckingham talked about the need to consider children’s agency and structure with online media within a concept of digital capitalism, acknowledging the economic, cultural and broadly political nature of current online media in terms of consumption, entrepreneurship and ownership.
On the first day of the conference participants presented interesting papers
on young people’s engagement with news and citizenship
on gender identity and sexuality performance through a more analytical and less polarised perspective
last but not least, on young people’s online and digital literacies including approaches to children
as audiences of social influencers,
the development of social literacy skills as well as
On the second day of our conference, most presentations focused on young people’s consumption and production practices and also addressed issues of representation and marginalisation. There was a specific interest in
minorities across Europe (e.g. Sami youth),
children’s with disabilities use online media.
Aspects of media literacy have been also presented
in relation to popular content targeted at youth (e.g. Creepypasta),
but also in cultural contexts were media literacy and media education is not well established within the educational curricula (e.g. Brazil).
Not least, the entrepreneurial aspect of young people’s engagement with online media (e.g. Youtubers, influencers etc) raised issues about how young people negotiate their entrepreneurial selves. The conference ended with a panel on media education and the ways in which different practices with digital and online media may inform media education curricula.
Host: Local organizers were Prof. Dr. Félix Ortega from the Department of Sociology and Communication, University of Salamanca in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Patricia Nuñéz-Gómez, from the University Complutense Madrid.
Location: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Salamanca, Campus Unamuno, 37071, Salamanca, Spain.
Call for papers: Digital media is not just part of children’s cultures but is inherently part of their everyday practices through which they explore and construct the world. Within this context, children develop a large range of literacy skills and practices related to education, consumption of media and cultural texts, lifestyle, sexuality. Young people use digital media for school work, communication, flirting, news consumption, political engagement, activism or for interaction with their favourite celebrities (on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms). As such, digital media serve as a multipurpose platform of self-performance, identity construction and self-projection, enriching children’s lived experiences and everyday culture. Considering such skills and practices as agentic claims to citizenship and claims to broader participation in different aspects of the public discourse, we invite contributions from researchers working within media studies, cultural studies, education, psychology and sociology, looking at how children develop or engage with literacy practices through the use of digital media and cultural consumption.
More specifically we welcome research from (though not exclusively) the following topics:
Children’s digital media uses for self-performance and identity construction
Children’s approaches to risk, safety and literacy
Social media practices, self-regulation and mediation in the context of media literacy
Celebrity culture as media literacy
Literacy skills as part of children’s citizenship rights
The role of popular culture in developing children’s literacy skills
Innovative methodologies in researching children’s media literacy
Keynote speaker– David Buckingham. Friday 24 May 2019 (morning session) @ National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 30 Panepistimiou Street, Amphitheatre Argiriadis.
Location: 1 Sofokleous and Aristidou, Athens 10559, 3rdfloor.
We estimate for 35- 40 presenters. Participation fees are set at 70 euros per person. Participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and dinner expenses. Participation fees will cover registration (Thursday 23 May 2019, 18.00- 20.00, Department of Communication and Media Studies, 1 Sofokleous street, 1stfloor; registration will be completed on Friday morning, for those arriving later on Thursday); and coffee/snacks/lunch for the duration of the TWG on Friday and Saturday. Successful participants will be given a NKUA bank account to send their fees.
Panel A: Discussing trust, control and privacy (Chair: David Smahel)
Child-Friendly Transparency of Data Processing: Will More Understanding Lead to More Trust? (Milkaite, Lievens)
Contrasting Narratives of Parental Responsibility and the Wellbeing of Children Online: A Critical Discourse Analysis on Belgian and Australian Online Public Advice Given to Parents (Zaman, Holloway, Green, Jaunzems, Vanwynsberg)
Can media narratives featuring sensitive subjects foster parent-child discussion and trust? A four-country survey study (Cingel, Lauricella, Wartella)
hAPPy Families: Solving the dilemma between privacy and protection by building of trust (Dias, Brito)
Panel B: Playing with trust, control and privacy (Chair: Marketa Zezulkova)
The datafication of childhood: a research framework for the Internet of Toys (Mascheroni)
Circumventing social media restrictions: Preteens’ use of Musical.ly (Savic, McCosker)
‘#trustme, I’m a youtuber’: Intimacy and trust among young vloggers and followers in Portugal and Brazil (Maropo, Tomaz, Jorge)
Online Privacy and Personal Data: Child and Adolescent Perspectives (Smahelova, Smahel, Motylc)
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee & tea
11:30 – 13:00 Panels C&D
Panel C: Perceptions of privacy and trust among children and adolescents (Chair: Cristina Ponte)
The Relationship Between Trust and Privacy: A Study on Young Children’s Understanding on Online Privacy (Alias)
Perceptions of trust, privacy control and friendship in social networks: comparison among adolescences and other age groups (Melamed, Zilberg Yaakobovitz)
Children’s and Adolescent’s use of social network sites: Privacy and trust with regard to personal information and photographs (S. Trültzsch-Wijnen, C. Trültzsch-Wijnen)
Privacy for sale? The beliefs and habits about privacy and dataveillance among the Polish youth in the algorithmic environment (Ptaszek)
Panel D: Facing the challenge of trust and privacy in parental mediation (Chair: Elisabeth Staksrud)
Parental Monitoring of Children Online Activities in Families with 5-17 Year Old Children (Dedkova, Smahel, Machackova)
Mediation Practices in Socially Disadvantaged Families (Paus-Hasebrink)
What predicts how well parents know the screen time of their children?: The role of parent-child relationship and communication (Marciano, Petrocchi, Camerini)
Balancing trust and control: How adolescents between 9 and 16 and their parents negotiate issues of online safety (Rechlitz, Hasebrink, Brüggen, Gebel, Dreyer)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Plenary Discussion: International dialogue on mediatisation of childhood and adolescence in the digital age (Chair: Marketa Zezulkova)
Lelia Green, Edith Cowan University (Australia), Sherri Hope Culver, Temple University (United States), Donna Chu, Chinese University of Hongkong (China), John Potter, University College London (United Kingdom).
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee & tea
15:45 – 17:15 Panels E&F
Panel E: Children’s online privacy against the background of commerce and legislation (Chair:Christine Trültzsch-Wijnen)
Children’s Online Privacy and Commercial Use of Data: Exploring the evidence (Livingstone, Stoilova)
The Economy of the Internet of Toys: A Marxist Critique (Capello)
Trust as a prerequisite or trust as an outcome? The relationship between trust, transparency and consent in child-specific privacy legislation (Dreyer)
A Legal Perspective on Trust, Control and Privacy in the Context of Sexting among Youngsters (Chatzinikolao, Lievens)
Panel F: Challenges of mediatisation and digitalisation regarding trust and media literacy (Chair: Uwe Hasebrink)
Cultivating trust: The struggle of teaching critical media literacy in high poverty school (Friesem, Ayalon)
Why should(n’t) I? Disadvantaged Young People’s Attitudes Towards and Trust in ICTs (Helsper, Smirnova)
Children’s digital content creation and the formation of trust: Creative processes as resources of media and information literacy (Drotner)
How can good (health) apps for kids be found? Challenges in terms of trust, transparency and media literacy (Lampert)