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Chiara de Jong is a post-doc researcher at the Erasmus Movez Lab, a research team with a shared interest in young people, digital media, and wellbeing. She is also the project manager of the Media Movez project, in which she and her colleagues study how to empower children to become or remain digitally resilient. Her research focuses on children’s interaction with digital technology and social media, focusing specifically on children’s resilience in the current digital society. By actively involving children, parents, schools, youth workers and various other stakeholders with an interest in digital resilience of children in her research, she aims to contribute to solutions that empower children to minimize the risks of digital media and technology, while allowing them to benefit from all the opportunities. An important aspect of her work is translating her academic knowledge to society.

Chiara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Information Sciences and a Research Master’s degree in Language and Communication from Tilburg University (the latter in collaboration with Radboud University Nijmegen). In 2022, she obtained a PhD in Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam with her doctoral thesis entitled “Children and social robots: Towards a better understanding of their acceptance of a new technology”. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Children and social robots: Towards a better understanding of their acceptance of a new technology, Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)

Award Date: 12 Jul 2022


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