(Chiara) C de Jong


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”. 

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Researcher | Behavioural Change
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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As a parent, also ask your children: 'How was your day online?'

Researchers Esther Rozendaal and Chiara de Jong will speak at the Leven Lang Leren Festival about the opportunities and risks of children's online world.
Portrait picture of researchers Chiara de Jong and Esther Rozendaal at the campus

Digital media and young people's well-being: The Movez Network aims to empower the next generation

With their website, Movez Network seeks to connect with society to help the next generation become smart, healthy and happy media users.

Bystanders, parents and physical support are important to combat online bullying among children

In the talk show Studio Erasmus, Chiara de Jong talks about her research in which she asks about the online world of children and teens.
Online bullying in the classroom

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