NOVA FCSH Coordinator: Cristina Ponte (ICNOVA)
Financing: AH2020 (Societal Challenges)
Start date: 2019
Total budget 3,188.703 EUR; NOVA FCSH budget 116.795 EUR
ySKILLS will predict which children are more at risk of having low levels of wellbeing because of their ICT use, and to understand how digital skills can function as building resilience against negative impacts. This results in a comprehensive, evidence‐ based explanatory and foresight model predicting the complex impacts of ICT use on children’s and adolescents’ wellbeing in Europe, and the role of digital skills that can enhance their wellbeing. ySKILLS will conduct a longitudinal three‐wave survey in six countries, selected based on their ranking as low, medium and high on the 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index. Adding to this survey, cognitive wellbeing will be investigated with fMRI in two countries. ICT use patterns will be analysed among at‐risk groups in in‐depth studies in six complementary countries.