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Our overarching aim
To enhance and maximise long-term positive impact of the ICT environment on multiple aspects of wellbeing for all children by stimulating resilience through the enhancement of digital skills
To acquire extensive knowledge and better measurement of digital skills.
To develop and test an innovative, evidence-based explanatory and foresight model predicting the complex impacts of ICT use and digital skills on children’s cognitive, psychological, physical and social wellbeing.
To explain the ways in which at-risk children (in terms of mental health, ethnic or cultural origin, SES and gender) can benefit from online opportunities despite their risk factors (material, social, psychological).
To generate insightful evidence-based recommendations and strategies for key stakeholder groups to promote digital skills and wellbeing.
The ySKILLS consortium includes 16 partners who will actively engage in meeting the objectives of the project. To achieve these objectives, ySKILLS brings together leading international centres for research on media studies, communication sciences, youth research, psychology, pedagogy, law, educational neuroscience and sociology.