Children’s Media Barometer (2012)

The study is a continuation of the Children’s Media Barometer research projects of 2010 and 2011, conducted by the Finnish Association on Media Education in cooperation with the universities of Tampere, Jyväskylä and Aalto, the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare and the Finnish Board of Film Classification. In 2012 the barometer is conducted by the Finnish Youth Research Network. The Children’s Media Barometer seeks to analyse children’s and prepubescents’ (aged 10 – 12) media relations on a national level and to produce information for profiling and developing media education. Media education is seen as both peer activity and a task of parents and professional educators like teachers and youth workers. The project is performed in cooperation with the Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Media (MEKU), the aforementioned universities and the Finnish Association on Media Education.

Project researcher

Annika Suoninen (PhD)