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Presentation describing the background and aims of EU-NET-ADB project - Research on the intensity and prevalence of internet addictive behavior risk among minors in Europe. Financed by European Comission's Safer Internet Programme.

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  1. 1. EU-NET-ADB Research on the intensity and prevalence of internet addictivebehavior risk among minors in Europe 1
  2. 2. Problem of Internet Addictive BehaviourCharacteristics: Negative Lack of Dominating con- control over role of sequences the internet internet in of internet usage the life on life 2
  3. 3. Adolscents as risk group Searching for Internet Addictive identity BehaviourHuge role of peer group Tendency toexperimenting and risky behaviours 3
  4. 4. Previous findingsExcessive use of the internet among children in 27 European countriesQuestion: How often have these things happened to you?Source: S. Livingstone et al. (2011), Risks and Safety in the Internet, EU Kids Online study 4
  5. 5. Previous findingsCountry Internet Reference Addictive Behaviour Prevalence RateGreece 1% Tsitsika, et al. (2008)Norway 1,98% Johansson & Gotestam (2004)Italy 5,4% Ferraro, et al. (2007)Romania 1,4% Roe & Muijs (1998)The Netherlands 1% Meerkerk, et al. (2010)Germany 5,1% Müller & Wölfling (2010)China 13,7% Block (2008)South Korea 18,4% Kim & Kim (2002) 5
  6. 6. EU-NET-ADB studyProject aims:1 2 3 4 Assess Increase Enhance the Evaluate the qualitatively the awareness knowledge baseprevalence and development of among the wider required for thedeterminants of borderline public regarding development of Internet addictive internet addictive strategies addictive Internet use behaviour relating to behaviour among among Internet addictiveamong European European European behaviour among adolescents. adolescents. adolescents youth in Europe. 6
  7. 7. Study design EU-NET-ADBQuantitative Qualitative part part 2000 20 in-depth Questionnaires interviews in each country 7
  8. 8. Partners participatingUniversity of Landeszentrale für Medien und Akureyi Kommunikation Rheinland-Pfalz & Iceland University Medical Center Mainz Germany Nobody’s Children IVO Addiction Foundation Research Institute Poland Netherlands University of Medicine and Pharmacy lasi RomaniaProtegeles Spain Adolescent Health Unit University of Athens Greece 8
  9. 9. National samples 2000 20 2000 20 2000 2000 20 20Quantitative study sample 2000Qualitative study sample 20 2000 20 2000 14 000 20 140 9
  10. 10. Some variables measured in the EU-NET-ADB studySocio-demographic Internet data Addiction Test South oaks K. Young gambling screen (SOGS) Family Time spent online School Scale for the achievements Achenbach’s Youth Self assessment of Report (YSR) computer game 1. Withdrawal Addiction (AICA-S) 2. Somatic complaints Internet usage 3. Anxiousness and depression 4. Social problems Negative characteristics experience online 5. Thinking problems 6. Attention problems 7. Deliquent behaviour Parental control 8. Aggressive behaviour 10
  11. 11. EU-NET-ADB TimelineMarch-August September 2012 2012Data analysis Final findings May 2012 Preliminary findings 11
  12. 12. Thank you for your attention Find more on: 12