This report presents the full findings from a new and unique survey designed and conducted according to rigorous standards by the EU Kids Online network.
It was funded by the European Commissions’ Safer Internet Programme in order to strengthen the evidence base for policies regarding online safety.
A random stratified sample of 25,142 children aged 9-16 who use the internet, plus one of their parents, was interviewed during Spring/Summer 2010 in 25 European countries.
The survey investigated key online risks: pornography, bullying, receiving sexual messages, contact with people not known faceto- face, offline meetings with online contacts, potentially harmful user-generated content and personal data misuse.
In this report, ‘children’ refers to internetusing children aged 9-16 across Europe. ‘Using the internet’ includes any devices by which children go online and any places in which they go online.