CyGen Conference: Children and Youngsters Online Behavior


27 November 2018 – 9.30  – 15.00


The event marks the completion of the 2nd year of our Erasmus + KA2 co-funded Cyber ​​Safe Generation and the project’s work in Denmark.

The CyGen project investigates issues related to the behavior of children and adolescents on the web for the purpose of designing and testing an online tool that involves the target group in consideration and discussion of what is good and safe internet behavior. The project uses user-involved design methods, and is also based on anthropologically-inspired field studies among the project’s target audience, which are children aged 10-14 and adults who have professional or family relationships with members of the target audience. In the project, a network-based tool is designed and tested, which will be made available to all interested parties after the end of the project. The project is carried out in collaboration with two foreign universities and a primary school, and is funded by Erasmus + funds in the period 1/9 – 2016 to 31/8 2019.

The conference is free, but requires registration via the form below.
The conference is open to 100 registered participants. When maximum participation is registered, registration closes.

Program for the conference:

9.30 – 10.00 Morning coffee and registration with the CyGen team

10.00 – 11.00 “Good network and mobile style” by Pernille Ballisager, project manager and presenter, Center for Digital Education, Aarhus
The presentation is especially aimed at middle school students, but school teachers, educators, parents and researchers can also participate and expect, to learn something. Through discussion, discussion and participation, Pernille will talk about the topics of digital communities, time spent, digital bullying, image sharing and privacy.

11.00-11.45 Lunch break – (Demostration of online tool)

11.45-12.15 “Online trends in children’s and youth culture” by Pernille Ballisager, Project Manager and Presenter, Center for Digital Education, Aarhus
Pernille Ballisager tells in the presentation of what the Center for Digital Education has seen trends and challenges in relation to children and young people online experiences in recent years and offers their advice on specific advice to professionals.

12.15-13.00 “Children as co-designers of a learning resource for safe internet behavior – potentials for design-based learning?” By Michal Pilgaard, Center for Learning & IT and Jette Aabo Frydendahl, Center for Learning and IT, VIA University College The
CyGen project has worked with user involvement design processes with students aged 10-14 years. Through presentations and hands-on activities you will find concrete examples of how to work with user-involved design processes in the classroom. Focusing on the students’ digital formation, it illustrates how through design-based learning, students can reflect on and analyze current issues and potentials related to digital behavior.

13.00-13.20 Coffee break

13.20-14.00 “Young People’s Panel – Children’s Life in a Digital Age” by Heidi Stensman Pugh, VIA Educational Training Ikast, Project and Research Engineer in CyGen.
The Young People’s Panel is a central part of the CyGen project to involve children as researchers. The presentation presents the findings we have made in this collaboration and how these shed light on both the opportunities and challenges Danish schoolchildren meet in their everyday lives in relation to digital behavior.

14.00-14.45 Dilemmarejsen – an effort in the municipality of Odense to contribute to better and safer digital habits.
With the Dilemmarejsen initiative, the municipality of Odense makes an active effort to dress parents of teenagers to talk about digital risk behaviors online. The efforts have been made in close cooperation with the behavioral design agency WeLearn. The paper will address the results already given to both behavioral behavior and the way in which a close partnership can help bring the people at the center.

14.45-15.00 Thank you today for the CyGen team