Youth and media

NEWS | 28 Sep 2018

Facts and figures on Norwegian children’s digital media use

Increasing more and increasingly younger children have access to their own mobile phone, and among ten-year-olds almost everyone owns a smartphone. Around half of young people between nine and 18 years of age use their mobile phone for two hours or more daily – too much, according many of them.  

PUBLICATIONS | 15 Jan 2018

Young and Creative

Young and creative omslagThis new Clearinghouse book, Young and Creative – Digital Technologies Empowering Children in Everyday Life ,aims to display a variety of examples where children and youths have been active and creative by using their own initiative, and by being driven by intrinsic motivation, personal interests, and peer relations.

NEWS | 12 Dec 2017

Media issues on the Nordic agenda 2018

During Sweden’s presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, media issues will have an important place on the Nordic agenda. Focus will be on empowering children and young people as conscious media users and countering disinformation on the Internet. 

PUBLICATIONS | 1 Dec 2017

Yearbook 2017: Beyond the Stereotypes?

Beyond the Stereotypes? Images of Boys and Girls, and their Consequences  is the Clearinghouse Yearbook of 2017. The book explores the influence and consequences of exposure to gender representations on children and youth. 

NEWS | 13 Nov 2017

Cultural habits among Swedish children and youth

The Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Analysis has examined the cultural habits of children and young people. The most common media-related activity is watching online videos, which a majority of children and young people do every day.

NEWS | 5 Oct 2017

Study of Danish children's reading habits

Danish children read less in their spare time, and especially girls have changed their reading habits. These are some of the conclusions in a study of Danish children's reading habits, media habits, and library use by the Danish Think Tank – Libraries of the Future.

NEWS | 12 Jun 2017

Rapid increase in media use among youth

Every other year, the Swedish Media Council conduct a survey, Ungar & Medier (Children & the media), that maps media use among children and youth in Sweden. The results from the 2016 survey show that the average time spent using media has increased rapidly during the last decade. Those youths that used to be classified as major consumers are more like today’s average consumers. 

NYHET | 9 May 2017

Call for chapters proposal: “Digital parenting"

The book Digital parenting: the challenges for families in the digital age focuses on the opportunities and challenges of digital media for families and changing parenting practices. 

NEWS | 18 Apr 2017

Study visit from the Baltic states

Shaping networks and exchanging experiences, nationally and globally, is important for the work of Nordicom. This time, we hosted a study visit from the Baltic states on the theme of Media and information literacy (MIL). 

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