Convergent mobile media are increasingly popular among European children. However, up-to-date and comparable findings regarding the use of mobile media (especially smartphones and tablets), divides in usage and skills, the incidence and nature of risks and safety associated with mobile internet are still lacking. Net Children Go Mobile aims to provide robust and comparable data on children and mobile internet in Denmark, Italy, Romania and the UK, through a survey and a qualitative research.
Such a rapid adoption of convergent mobile media and the changes associated with mobile internet access at home, school and when out and about provide children with potential new opportunities, while at the same time exposing them to new risks.
As regards opportunities, mobile media may represent resources for overcoming the digital divide among children who do not have access to domestic broadband connectivity but their use may equally result in new divides, especially between children who are one-platform internet users and those able to access the internet from a variety of platforms and places...... NET CHILDREN GO MOBILE