CO:RE – Children Online: Research and Evidence Blog publishes all blog posts and short work package related reports and updates within the CO:RE project.

TikTok, Tweens and Influencers: Exploring Children’s Digital Playgrounds

Rarely does a day pass without TikTok mentioned in the media: whether it is a report of the latest viral video, a social media influencer’s shocking behaviour, or the platform itself allegedly failing to protect children’s safety and data, all of which leave many adults worried and puzzled at the appeal of the platform. For children, however, when it comes to TikTok, it is a different story altogether.

Why and how are young news users ‘coronablocking’? – Here’s three things you should know

The number of media users who avoid the news had been growing steadily over the past year. However, news avoidance became an increasingly important topic during the pandemic, as more and more people had started ‘coronablocking’. Here’s what children and young people say about blocking news related to COVID-19 and what we can learn from it.

Children and the digital environment

Technologies are spreading into all aspects of our lives via smart devices, internet of things, augmented reality and data profiling. Children’s lives have become digital by default, with digital technologies the taken-for-granted means of playing, seeing family, doing schoolwork, hanging out with friends in a post-COVID world. But where does the digital begin and end, what does it include?