Youth and Digitalisation

Young people, their parents, teachers and other supervisors are making great use of the new possibilities such as social media and games, as well as digital learning tools and tracking systems. Digitalization seems to blur boundaries between home, school and social environment. But how does this affect children's development? The JEDi project aims to develop action perspectives to seize the opportunities of digitization and reduce the negative impact. By looking at the movements of our youth in the media landscape that surrounds them, at home, at school and in the neighborhood, the researchers are trying to find out what impact the digital media in this landscape have on their development and opportunities.

Involved researcher


  • Department of Education, Utrecht University (Liesbeth Kester, Moniek Schaars, Anna van Doorn)
  • Rabout Universiteit
  • Universiteit Twente
  • Maastricht University
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • VU Amsterdam
  • Hogeschool Windesheim
  • Oberon
  • Expertisecentrum Nederlands
  • Fontys Opleidingscentrum Speciale Onderwijszorg
  • Stichting Lezen
  • Centrum Jeugd en Gezin-Gemeente Den Haag
  • TNO
  • Stichting kennisnet
  • Stichting Lucasonderwijs
  • NJI


This project is being carried out with funding from NWO's NWA programme 'Youth and Digitisation'.