Mediappro is an international project about the way young people (12-18) appropriate the new media in network, including new portable audio-scripto-visual media (mobile phone, Internet, video games, multimedia supports). This project will take the form of an applied research in three phases:
The project begins with the collection and analysis of existing results and studies across countries and age-groups, considering and identifying national perceptions, beliefs, values and behaviour, about children's use of the Internet and new technologies
To cover gaps and weaknesses, which emerge and to extend the analysis to new technologies, the second phase consists in organising a survey in 9 European countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Poland and Estonia. The goal of this survey is to identify qualitative mechanisms of youth's appropriation of the new media in network, through the study of their representations, their attitudes and their practices of these media.
On the basis of the survey, the scientific committee develops concrete orientations towards active educational steps. Those orientations will take the form of a publication with educational recommendations and a meeting with educational key stakeholders.
In the present report, intituled « Collection and analysis of existing studies », presents a commented collection of a large amount of data's, researches and educational initiatives, focused on the way young people (12-18) appropriate the new media in network, including new portable audio-scripto-visual media (mobile phone, Internet, video games, multimedia supports).
The geographic coverage of this collection extends to the partners countries of the Mediappro project : Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and United Kingdom. The report will also consider the European perspective.
As always, in a collection of existing studies and actions, the information have various origins, mainly from electronic publication. Please, be conscious of the diversity of the sources. Not all data's are strictly comparable. The times, the methods, the contexts and the purposes can greatly differ. However, this collection helps to have a better understanding of what we begin to discover and what we do not know, about the way young people (12-18) appropriate the new media in network, including new portable audio-scripto-visual media, and about the way European countries responds to this reality by educational initiatives.
The report includes three parts, each with comments: The statistics and surveys about the penetration of ICT in the universe of young people, the researches on this topic and the educational initiatives present in each of the partner countries.