Survey on the condition of childhood and adolescence in Italy 2010

The Survey on the Condition of Childhood and Adolescence in Italy 2010  analyze a series of thematic areas: family and relationship with parents (presence in children’s lives, children’s perceptions of their ability to understand, fears, confrontations and conflicts, arguments in the family, economic and employment crisis); media, TV and Internet (relationship with the television medium, frequency and ways of using the Internet, knowledge born on the Net and risks connected to it, video games, social networks) mobile phone (management of new forms of communication via mobile phones, video phones and online videos); leisure, consumption and nutrition (shopping habits, frequency of reading, favourite literary genre, eating habits); bullying (spread of different forms of bullying, attitude towards bullies); school (relationship with foreign classmates).
In addition, for teenagers only, the survey explored the following topics: cyber bullying (tool used); behaviour (piercing and cosmetic surgery, drug use, opinion on smoking, alcohol and soft drug use).
The survey involved more than 3,000 children and adolescents between the ages of 7 and 19. In particular, the childhood questionnaire was designed to analyse children’s opinions and behaviour. It was administered to children aged between 7 and 11, attending the third, fourth and fifth year of primary school and the first year of secondary school. The adolescent questionnaire, aimed at outlining the identikit of the adolescent, was administered to adolescents aged between 12 and 19 years, attending the second and third class of secondary school or one of the five classes of secondary school. The field survey involved 39 schools of all levels. 1,503 questionnaires for children and 1,594 for adolescents were filled in and analysed.



Children and adolescents disoriented and increasingly lonely in a society of crises
by Ernesto Caffo, President of SoS Il Telefono Azzurro Onlus and Gian Maria Fara, President of Eurispes

Identikit of the Child
Families facing the economic crisis as perceived by children
Mobile phone
Leisure time

Identikit of the Adolescent
Families facing the economic crisis as perceived by teenagers
The family
Internet and video games
Social network
Mobile phone
Leisure Time
Bullying and cyberbullying

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Children and adolescents disoriented and increasingly lonely in a multiple society

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