Elza Dunkels is presently talking about her research on what children and young people do online. Presently she is describing the structure of her study and the various design (chat interviews, selection) and ethical issues (starting out from the children etc).
Studies of this kind with careful design and real, empirical data are very important. Not least in relation to the kind of presentation we often find in the media (see Bryan’s earlier post).
In the pilot study, Elza asked the children about what might be dangerous or problematic. None of the media answers came up. One concrete answer was “viruses”.