Internet, children and youth


International projects – Member of Romanian team
2012-2015 – Member of the Romanian team which makes the Safer Internet 2012 Project Net Children Go Mobile. The project was coordinated by Giovanna Mascheroni, Universita Catolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, Italiy.
2008-2011 – Member of the Romanian team which makes the research project about EUKIDS Online II. The project was coordinated by Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, Department of Media and Communication.


Book chapters

Internet and health in Romania. In Mediyna sreda, publichna i strategicheska komunikatsiya [Media Environment, Public and Strategic Communications]. Edited by Stella Angova et al., Sofia: Izdatelski kompleks – UNSS, 2018, pp. 290-303, ISBN: 978-619-232-086-7.

(With Ramona Marinache). Changes in the health-related behaviour in the digital era: Evidence from Romania. In Culture and social development (III) – Thematic Proceedings: Information revolution, new media and social changes. Edited by Mirko Miletić, Faculty of Culture and Media, “John Naisbitt” University, Serbia, 2017, pp. 193-207, ISBN: 978-86-7747-578-9.

New perspectives for health literacy in Romania: E-health and youths. In Interculturalitate, Comunicare si Mass media- Vol. II. Edited by Ruxandra Coman, Silviu Serban. Bucharest, Ars Docendi, 2017, pp. 188-201, ISBN: 978-973-558-992-9.

(With Monica Barbovschi) Victimization vs. Participation. Chapter in Towards a Better Internet for Children? Policy Pillars, Players and Paradoxes. Edited by O’Neill, B., Staksrud, E., McLaughlin,S., Nordicom, 2013, pp. 226-249, ISBN 978-91-86523-72-5.

(With Anca Velicu) Usage of social media by children and teenagers – Results of EU KIDS Online II. Chapter in Social Media in Higher Education: Teaching in Web 2.0. Edited by Monica Patrut and Bogdan Patrut, IGI Global, USA, 2013, pp. 144-179, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2970-7, ISBN13: 9781466629707, ISBN10: 1466629703, EISBN13: 9781466629714.

(With Anca Velicu) Uses of the Internet by children and youth. Results of the EU Kids Online. Chapter in Information and Communications Technology, Media and Education. University “N. Rilski”, Bulgaria, 2012, pp. 137-151, ISBN 978-954-680-784-7.

(With Monica Barbovsch, Anca Velicu and Eva Laszlo) Meeting new contacts online. Chapter in Children, risk and safety on the internet: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective. Edited by Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., Görzig, A., Policy Press, 2012, pp. 177-191, ISBN 978-1-84742-883-7.

Children and on-line sexuality – Data from the European project EU Kids Online. Chapter in The Role of New Media in Journalism. Edited by G. Drula, L. Rosca and R. Boicu. Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti, 2012, pp. 291-311, ISBN 978-606-16-0058-8.

Oportunitatile si riscurile on-line pentru copii si adolescentii din Romania. Chapter in *** Putere si Cunoastere – Intelligence in Era Informationala, Editura A.N.I, Bucuresti, 2011, pp. 124 – 134, ISBN 978-606-532-061-1.


(with Anda Rodideal). Efectele pandemiei Covid-19 asupra sănătății și stării de bine a copiilor. Revista Romana de Sociologie, 1-2/2021, pp. 57-84. – ISSN: 1224-9262.

Marinescu, V. Phubbing and Young Romanians. Language and Literature: European Landmarks of Identity, 2020, no.26,  198-204, ISSN 2344-4894.

Teaching Area Studies through Two Different On-line Platforms. BRAIN – Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 38-46 – ISSN – 2067-3957.

(With Monica Barbovski and Anca Velicu) Being in Contact with Strangers: Teenagers’ Exploration of Alternative Identities Online. Revista de Asistenta Sociala, Anul X, Nr. 2/2011, pp. 61-78- ISSN-1583-0608.
Pornografie si sexualitate online. Aspecte ale anchetei EU Kids Online II în cazul României. Revista Romană de Sociologie, 25 (1–2), 2014, pp. 37–56. ISSN: 1224-9262.

Papers- Conferences

(with Anda Rodideal). Analyse de la réalité narrative des enfants à propos de l’école pendant la pandémie. Paper presented at the Conference “Vie professionnelle vs. vie personnelle – nouveaux défis au temps de laCOVID-19. Education et formation à l’égalité des chances”, CEREFREA, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, 17 March 2021.

The role of interpersonal communication for social integration of young Romanians – Evidence from research and future directions for public policies. Paper presented at the Anniversary International Conference Transformations and challenges in the global world. October 15-17, 2020, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 15-17 October 2020.

Retelele de socializare si aspectele etice. Perceptia cazului “Cambridge Analytica” in Romania [Social Networks Sites and ethical aspects. The perceptions of “Cambridge Analytica”case in Romania]. Paper presented at the International Conference The deontology of jurnalists’profession: Exigencies, challenges and slideslips, University of Oradea, Oradea, 17 October 2020.

(With Silva Ibrahimi). Cyber deviance and cyber space used in adolescence: Prevention strategies and the role of social-media. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference State & society in Europe, University of Craiova and Romanian Academy, Craiova, Romania, 23-26 October 2019.

Representing Violence Against Children in Romanian Media: Between Journalistic Routines and Social Assessments. Paper presented at the International Conference Sociocultural Dimensions of Childhood, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ehnographic Museum, Sofia, Bulgaria, 26-28 October 2018.

Violence against Children (VAC) in Romanian media. Paper presented at the third national Conference Interculturalitate, comunicare si mass media, ”Spiru Haret” University, Faculty of Journalism, Bucharest, Romania, 25 May 2018.

Bringing the Public Health Perspective on Violence Against Children – The need for a mixed approach on framing. The 2nd edition of Social Work International Conference (SWIC) 2017, Faculty of Sociology and Social Wok, University of Bucharest, 2-3 November 2017.

Re-constructing violence against children in Romanian media: Between social frames and health arguments. The 2nd edition of the International Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (ICONiC), University of Public Health, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, 22-24 May 2017.

New perspectives for health literacy in Romania: Ehealth and youths. The Second National Conference Interculturalitate, comunicare si mass media, ”Spiru Haret” University, Faculty of Journalism, Bucharest, Romania, 19 May 2017.

 Teaching Area Studies through two different online platforms. The International Conference SMART 2016 – Scientific Methods in Academic Research and Teaching, University Politehnica of Timisoara and EduSoft Academy, Timisoara, Romania, 18-19 November 2016.

Oportunitatile si riscurile on-line pentru copii si adolescentii din Romania. The Conference Putere si cunoastere, Academy of Information, Bucharest, Romania, 11 November 2011.

Copii si sexualitatea on-line – Date din proiectul european EU Kids Online II. Conference Rolul New Media in Jurnalism, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Bucharest, Romania, 3-4 November 2011.

(With Anca Velicu) Riscuri şi siguranţă pe internet: perspectivă asupra copiilor din România. Romanian Parliament Public Debate Protecţia copiilor în mediul real şi virtual, Commission of the Equality of Chances, The Romanian Senate, 8 June 2011.

Tinerii din Romania şi riscurile on-line: o analiză a rezultatelor anchetei EU Kids Online II. The Conference Comunicarea publica: cultura, mentalitate si moralitate, Faculty of Languages, University of Bucharest, Romania, 27-28 May 2011.

(With Anca Velicu). Cyberbulling – un pericol ascuns. Perspectiva europeană asupra proiectului EU Kids Online II. The International Conference O lume în schimbare: Tinerii şi riscul mediului online, Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (London, UK) and Salvaţi Copiii România, Bucureşti, 25 November 2010