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ySKILLS: Children’s digital skills positively affect learning outcomes

The European Horizon 2020 project proudly presents two new reports on children's and young people's digital skills.

Findings from 110 studies published in 64 countries point that digital skills play a key role for children’s and young people’s learning, participation and other opportunities. International research also reveals that the benefits of digital skills apply online and offline, potentially affecting multiple dimensions of children’s lives. There is also evidence that better digital skills can protect children from online risk of harm as well, although this evidence needs to be strengthened.

  • Children’s and Young People’s Digital Skills: A systematic evidence review: A systematic review of 110 empirical studies published since 2010, on factors that favour or hinder the acquisition of digital skills by children, and the possible impacts of these skills on their daily lives.

  • Digital Skills, Risks and Wellbeing among European Children: Exploring results on digital skills, risks and well-being among European children, based on a new analysis of data from the recent EU Kids Online questionnaire, from 19 European countries. The reports provide recommendations for children and young people to benefit from more digital skills opportunities, aimed at policy makers, teachers, parents and academics.

Both reports are available at: https://yskills.eu/publications/

For more information about the ySKILLS project and its activity please see https://yskills.eu/ or the project site at cctd.au.dk.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 870612.