children and young people as co-researchers
DigiGen considers children and young people not as subjects and objects of research but as peers, collaborators, and subject-matter experts, based on their lived experiences. We therefore cooperate with children as co-researchers throughout the project.
Digital diaries on leisure time
One of the tools we use to do involve children is a digital diary. The digital diary is downloaded by our co-researchers as an app to their mobile phones.
Through the digital diary our co-researchers provide data on digital activities and make observations on digital experiences, by for example sending images or answering questions about your time online.
This allows us to see the world through their eyes and compare young digital lives across Europe.
Who is it for?
The app is currently being used to explore how the digital transformation affects the leisure time of children and young people aged 10 – 15 in Austria, Greece, Norway, Romania and the UK.
If you have already signed up or are interested in participating as a co-researcher, you can find more information in national languages below.