Flash Eurobarometer 248 (Towards a safer use of the Internet for children in the EU - a parents’ perspective)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commission, Directorate-General ´Press and Communication´) (Researcher)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany (Data Collector)
  • SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia (Data Collector)
  • METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP SPAIN, Spain (Data Collector)
  • EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus (Data Collector)
  • DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy (Data Collector)
  • LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia (Data Collector)
  • BALTIC SURVEY, Lithuania (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary (Data Collector)
  • MISCO, Valletta, Malta (Data Collector)
  • TELDER, Al Leusten, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • SPECTRA, Linz, Austria (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland (Data Collector)
  • CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Data Collector)
  • FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia (Data Collector)
  • HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland (Data Collector)
  • VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria (Data Collector)
  • GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania (Data Collector)
  • The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary(international co-ordination) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass media
    • Youth
    • Children
  • Abstract

    Attitudes of parents towards safer internet use for children. Topics: number of children in household between the age of 6 and 17; sex of child whose birthday is closest to date of interview; age of the child; frequency of personal internet use; internet use of the child: from personal computer at home, from family’s computer at home, at school, in internet café, at friends’ homes, in public places, somewhere else; frequency of the following measures with regard to child’s internet use at home: stay nearby, sit with the child, ask child about online activities, check computer later, check child’s messages, check whether child has a profile on a social network; restrictions regarding the child’s internet use; allowed activities: spend a lot of time online, talk to people unknown in real life, use email and instant messaging tools, use chat rooms, create profile in online community, access certain websites, download content, buy online, give out personal information; child’s use of mobile phone with internet access; concern about the child’s internet use via mobile phone with regard to the following activities: give out personal information online, see sexually or violently explicit images on the internet, be bullied by other children online, see sexually or violently explicit images via mobile phone, be bullied by other children via mobile phone, get information about self-harm, become isolated if spending too much time online, be victim of online grooming; use of filtering or monitoring software at computer at home; reasons for not using filtering or monitoring software; child ever been in need of help concerning unclear situation on the internet; kind of situation; most effective measures with regard to safer and more effective internet use for the child; most important sources of information on safety tools and safe internet usage; first point to turn to in case of encountering illegal content. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; interviewer ID; language of the interview; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; type of phone line; region; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008-10-09 / 2008-10-17
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Greece (GR)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
Sampled Universe
Parents of children 6 - 17 years-of-age in each of the 27 EU member states
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 12803
    Number of Variables: 124
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4884 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Towards a safer use of the Internet for children in the EU – a parents’ perspective http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_248_en.pdf Brussels: European Commission December 2008

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22