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Event, Webinar Ethics webinar in collaboration with ySKILLS Published: 12 May 2021

Ethical issues in comparative and longitudinal research with children

Save the Date: Wednesday, 09 June 2021 | 16:00-17:30 CEST | By CO:RE WP7 – Department of Media and Communications, UiO together with ySKILLS.

Programme updated: Wednesday, 09 June 2021 | 16:00 – 17:30 CEST | CO:RE WP7 – UiO

CO:RE Ethics Webinar in cooperation with ySKILLS

Ethical issues arising in comparative and longitudinal research with children

What ethical dilemmas arise when engaging in comparative and longitudinal research with children and young people? How do these dilemmas influence different stages of the research process, including planning, implementation, data sharing, and analysis? What strategies can we use to navigate these dilemmas, and how effective are these?

On Wednesday 9 June, we collaborate with our H2020-funded partner project ySKILLS to organise a webinar about ethical issues arising in comparative and longitudinal research about children and young people’s use of digital media. It will also be of interest to researchers and students working with a broader range of topics.

The webinar will be hosted by Professor Elisabeth Staksrud (University of Oslo, Norway), who will be joined by experts with experience in large-scale comparative and longitudinal research.

Chair: Niamh Ní Bhroin (University of Oslo, CO:RE)

This webinar took place on 09 June 2021. You can read up on the speakers’ positions here.

Watch the recorded webinar below:

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This webinar is organised by CO:RE WP7 – UiO and our partner project ySKILLS and is part of a webinar series on research ethics.

Note: By participating in the webinar you agree that your contribution can be recorded and made available online (webinar session, 16.00-17.05 CEST). The subsequent interactive panel discussion will not be recorded (panel discussion, 17.05-17.30 CEST).

Opportunity for interaction: The webinar, including presentations and a brief Q&A session, will last for one hour. It will immediately be followed by a 30-minute online interactive session. We encourage researchers to join us and to engage with our experts to discuss this important topic. You are welcome to send us any questions you may have, or issues you would like to discuss in advance. Please submit your questions via our contact form here (subject: Ethics Webinar) or as a direct message to our FacebookTwitterLinkedIn or ResearchGate profile.

Final Programme

16.00-16.10 CEST

Opening and overview of programme – Research ethical dilemmas encountered when engaging with children and young people (Professor Elisabeth Staksrud)

16.10-16.25 CEST

Dilemmas of consent (Rasmus Mannerström | ySKILLS)

16.25-16.30 CEST

Interactive poll & brief review of results

16.30-16.45 CEST

Children’s understanding and questionnaires: Cognitive testing as an ethical necessity (Hanna Macháčková and Marie Bedrošová | ySKILLS)

16.45-17.00 CEST

EU Kids Online project in Serbia: Ethics and fieldwork challenges (Tijana Milosevic | EU Kids Online)

17.00-17.05 CEST

Interactive poll & brief review of results

17.05-17.30 CEST

Interactive panel discussion with the speakers / Q&A (not recorded)

Our Speakers


Elisabeth Staksrud

Professor at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, Norway

Professor Staksrud is a leading researcher in the field of Children and Media Studies. She is also Chair of the Norwegian National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (NESH). Her research focuses on issues of censorship and freedom of expression, and children’s engagement with media. She is also interested in research ethics and in how to conduct research that respects children’s lives, eschewing moral panics in favour of rigorous theory and evidence.


Dr. Tijana Milosevic’s

Elite-S Post Doctoral Research Fellow jointly appointed with Anti Bullying Centre (ABC) at the Dublin City University and ADAPT Science Foundation Ireland

Dr. Tijana Milosevic’s research focuses on social media policies and digital media use among children and youth. She is a member of the EU Kids Online research network and has coordinated data collection for the EU Kids Online project in Serbia (a nationally-representative survey on children’s digital media use). Together with Professor and UNESCO Chair on Tackling Bullying in Schools and Cyberspace, James O. Higgins Norman, she leads the European project KiDiCoTi (KiDiCoTi: a new study on kids’ digital lives during COVID-19 lock-down | EU Science Hub ( in Ireland.


Hana Macháčková

Associate Professor and Researcher at Department of Psychology and Department of Media Studies and Journalism at Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Hana Macháčková researches the role of the internet and technologies in adolescents’ lives. Her current research focus is on online aggression, online communities, and health and well-being. Hana has participated in several national and international projects (such as EU Kids Online) and has experience with planning and implementing quantitative designs. She is now focusing on experimental research in the area of cyberpsychology. Hana is also a leader of the working group ‘Experimental studies on effects of media usage’.


Marie Bedrošová

PhD Student and Editorial Assistant at Faculty of Social Sciences at Masaryk Univrsity, Czech Republic

Marie Bedrošová’s research interests are cyberhate and online discrimination with a focus on children and adolescents.

For more on research ethics, visit our CO:RE Compass for Research Ethics and watch our last published CO:RE Ethics Webinar here.

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About the authors

Ethical Issues (CO:RE at UiO)

Elisabeth Staksrud

Elisabeth Staksrud is a full professor at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo (NO). She is principal investigator in EU Kids Online Norway and part of the EU Kids Online management team, and in 2018 she lead and coordinated the European survey and data collection in the project (9-17-year-olds in 10+ countries).
She is Work Package 7 Leader.

Ethical Issues (CO:RE at UiO)

Niamh Ní Bhroin

Niamh Ní Bhroin is a Researcher at the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo (NO) and a member of the CO:RE Work Package 7 team. Her research focuses on children’s and young people’s use of new media and on related research ethical issues.

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