Interventions to support children and youth in the digital environment

Following 3 years of EU Horizon 2020 research on the impact of digital transformations on children and youth, the “Digital Generation”, fresh insights and recommendations will be presented during the breakfast byte for use by families, practitioners, policy-makers, and key industries. DigiGen starts putting a language to what we see, as a society, about children and young people’s everyday digital realities. Instead of relying on moral panics and paternalistic presumptions, we respond to what hundreds of children and young people are telling us about their everyday digital lives.

It is clear that the digital generation is made up of active digital citizens who can be resilient and responsible participants in the digital civic space if adequately supported and recognised accordingly across their ecosystem: through schools, leisure time, families, and other civic spaces. This can be done by employing a more holistic, child-rights-friendly approach to digital access and competency. Namely that all children across Europe should have:

• Access to digital devices, connectivity, and to a digital environment that enables their active participation as digital citizens
• Room to develop competency across digital skills, media literacy, and social competences
Achieving this relies on proper governance distribution between EU and national regulation, industry self-regulation, and awareness raising.

More information:


8th February 2023 from 9.30-11.00 CET

Halla Holmarsdottir, Professor, Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo Metropolitan University. Coordinator Horizon 2020 research ‘The Impact of Technological Transformations on the Digital Generation (DigiGen)’.

Holly Shorey, Project and advocacy officer, COFACE Families Europe. Impact manager of DigiGen.

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Did you miss our breakfast Bytes series or you would like to re-watch it? You can find it on COFACE TV, our Youtube channel.

This webinar is part of our Breakfast Bytes series which belongs to our European Family Lab. The Lab aims to bring the wide expertise of our members in supporting families on the frontline. We invite you to tune in and join the discussions on various topics. 

All participants will have the possibility to share comments, questions, and personal insights on the webinars by using the hashtag: #FamilyLabEU.
For more information, please contact Bettina Guigui, Communication Officer

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COFACE Families Europe is a European network of civil society associations representing the interests of families (all types, without discrimination).
COFACE’s areas of work include social/family policy, education, disability, gender equality, migration, consumer issues, and also protection of children online, privacy, data protection and reflections on technological developments and how they may impact families. More:
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