Children, Media, and Covid-19. An interanational study in 42 countries

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The aim of this international study was to find out how children around the world dealt with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and what role media played in this. Coordinated by the Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television (IZI) of the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation an online survey was conducted in 42 countries. The data was gathered during the first lock-down between 31 March and 26 April 2020. Worldwide, 4.322 children (9-13 years) took part, including 149 from Austria. Partner for Austria was a team from the WEL-Digtial research group at the research Center Hagenberg, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. The study provides information on, how children's lives changed in the first months of the crisis, which challenges they faced in that time, which coping strategies the children applied, which functions different media fulfilled in this context, how children regulated their media use, were they got information about Covid-19 from, and how well they were informed about the virus.
Short titleChildren, Media, and Covid-19
Effective start/end date01.04.202031.12.2020


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  • Knowledge, Fear, and Children's Media

    Gozansky, Y. & Ortner, C., 2022, Children and Media Worldwide in a Time of a Pandemic. Götz, M. & Lemish, D. (eds.). New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang Verlag, p. 71-84

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingsChapter


    Götz, M., Mendel, C., Lemish, D., Jennings, N., Hains, R., Abdul, F., Alper, M., Asgari, H., Babayaro, H., Blaya, C., Borzekowski, D., Cadavid, S., Camerini, A-L., Carmona, B., Carter, C., Chale, M., Düssel, M., Duhalde, A., Gayed, A., Núñez Gómez, P., & 35 othersGarcía González, M., Gozansky, Y., Sanabria Herrera, E., Huang, K., Hudders, L., Al-Haj Hussein, Y., Ishikawa, H., Jaggi, R. K., Russo Johnson, C., Klempin, A., Kotler, J., Kotwal, C., Lealand, G., Lim, S. S., Lundtofte, T. E., Maruri, M., Mascheroni, G., Mendel, M., Messenger-Davis, M., Mulongo, J., Nastasia, D., Nastasia, S., Ortner, C., Torres Panganiban, G., Pembecioğlu, N., Peštaj, M., Ruggiero, A., Soto Ruiz, U., Stanczak, I., Steemers, J., Taher, F., Téllez, S., Tholley, M., Yakusheva, E. & Yee, A. Z. H., Jun 2020, In: TelevIZIon. 33, E, p. 4-9

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Kinder und Medien in der Covid-19-Krise. Österreich im internationalen Vergleich

    Translated title of the contribution: Children and Media in the Covid-19 Crisis. Austrian Results of an International StudyOrtner, C., Kovacs, C. & Jadin, T., Sept 2020, In: Medienimpulse. 33, 3, 40 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access