Results of the national research project “Online social experiences and mental health of youth”

Results of the national research project “Online social experiences and mental health of youth”

During the past year, Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center, in collaboration with the City of Zagreb Health Office and the Society for Communication and Media Culture, has conducted a national research project "Online Social Experiences and Mental Health of Youth". Sudents from first and third grades of highschools from Osijek, Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Dubrovnik (1772 in total) answered a number of questions from a specially designed questionnaire in a form close to them- via tablets, and filled in Beck's inventory. In addition to high school and vocational school students, school associates shared their thoughts, experiences and needs with us.
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First national study about pre-school children in front of screens (RESULTS)

The Child and Youth Protection Centre of the City of Zagreb and the Brave Phone conducted the first national study about pre-school children in front of screens. The study was conducted in kindergartens all over Croatia during 2016 and 2917. Results are based on a cohort of 655 parents of pre-school children, selected by the convenient sample method from both rural and urban areas in different parts of Croatia. Here are the preliminary results of the study.

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Bullying

Child protection center of Zagreb conducted research on bullying in schools. The research included 25 elementary schools in 13 cities of Croatia, and examinees were pupils from the fourth to the eighth grade of elementary school, in 2003.

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Prevalence of abuse and neglect of children in Croatia

Child protection center of Zagreb and Brave phone conducted research Prevalence of abuse and neglect of children in Croatia :Correlation between abuse in childhood and other traumatic experience and some personality features. Research on the prevalence of child abuse and neglect was conducted in the spring of 2006 in a number of secondary schools in Croatia.

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