Children´s Communication on Internet

Process Analysis of Communication of Children and Adolescents on the Internet

- The Interaction in Front of the Screen in Relation to the Text Product

Participating Institutions:

Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Education and Psychology, Institute for Educational and Media Psychology, Center for Media Research


The research project "Process Analysis of Communication of Children and Adolescents in the Internet" funded by Berlin-Forschung aims at analyzing the computer-mediated communication of 10- to 17-year old children and adolescents. The focus lies on the out-of-school use of Internet offers such as emailing and chatting, trying to identify by qualitative means possible changes noticed in the communication culture.

Project Leader:

Prof. Dr. Ludwig J. Issing (mailto:


Dipl.-Psych. Claudia Orthmann (mailto:

Project Duration:

07/01/1999 - 06/31/2001

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