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ZA4884: Flash Eurobarometer 248 (Towards a safer use of the Internet for children in the EU - a parents’ perspective)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2009): Flash Eurobarometer 248 (Towards a safer use of the Internet for children in the EU - a parents’ perspective). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4884 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4884
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 248 (Towards a safer use of the Internet for children in the EU - a parents’ perspective)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2009)
Date of Collection09.10.2008 - 17.10.2008
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Directorate-General ´Press and Communication´


AbstractAttitudes 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.
Categories Categories
  • Family
  • Technology, Energy
Topics Topics
  • 9.2 Mass media
  • 13.6 Youth
  • 13.7 Children


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)
UniverseParents of children 6 - 17 years-of-age in each of the 27 EU member states
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brussels, Belgium; FOCUS AGENCY, Prague, Czech Republic; HERMELIN, Copenhagen, Denmark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Germany; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estonia; METRON ANALYSIS, Athens, Greece; GALLUP SPAIN, Spain; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, France; GALLUP UK, London, United Kingdom; CYMAR, Nikosia, Cyprus; DEMOSKOPEA, Rome, Italy; LATVIAN FACTS, Latvia; BALTIC SURVEY, Lithuania; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TELDER, Al Leusten, Netherlands; SPECTRA, Linz, Austria; GALLUP POLAND, Warsaw, Poland; CONSULMARK, Lisbon, Portugal; VALICON, Ljubljana, Slovenia; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislava, Slovakia; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Sweden; NORSTAT FINLAND OY, Pori, Finland; VITOSHA, Sofia, Bulgaria; GALLUP ROMANIA, Bucharest, Romania; The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels / The GALLUP Organisation, Hungary (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 09.10.2008 - 17.10.2008

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 12803
Number of Variables: 124
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Towards a safer use of the Internet for children in the EU – a parents’ perspective Brussels: European Commission December 2008
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Special target groups: Information Society / Internet