"Children and Adolescents in the era of SmartScreens:  

Risks, threats and opportunities reloaded"

International Off-year Congress ECREA-CYM-2019,

19th to the 20th of September 2019,

Salamanca, Spain



Children and adolescents increasingly turn to mobile media devices and SmartScreen’s, the Smartphone in particular - at home, at school or on the move-, to stay connected with family and friends, for schooling activities and to access a variety of digital media contents and services including social media, music, videos, and games. The everytime-and-everywhere-access to mobile media has changed children’s and adolescents’ everyday life with potential implications on their -from a broad perspective- socialization, consumer patterns, schooling orientated behaviour among others. This conference wants to address these issues both from a theoretical and methodological perspective. We welcome Case Studies and research in the conference topics. -Click here for "one click all info" .pdf-

Deadline for abstract submission: 15th of may 2019.

Acceptance of abstracts will be announced on the 15th of June 2019. ("Acceptance sent to authors") , Each author will have a Max 10 minute presentation in each Panel.

Abstracts to be sent via this link  500 to 600 words max for double blind peer review.

Think also in participating in the Associated Monograph to this event at , JCR, Q1, see process as follows:

Ranked 7th in 2018 in Communication-Journals JCR Ranking see links as follows with full indications and dates:

Comunicar 64 (2020-3):
Children, youth and media in the era of smart-screens: Risks, threats and opportunities

Full Draft-Papers may be sent to OPTIONALLY,

they will be made available to colleagues-presenters before the 16th of September.

For logistical issues contact .

More specifically we welcome research from (though not exclusively) the following topics:

1. Role of mobile media in children´s and adolescents‘ at school, and in everyday life.

2. Methodological challenges of research on mobile media and Smartscreens

3. Teacher&Parental mediation and monitoring of mobile media use.

4. Impact of mobile media on children’s and adolescents’ social development and consumer behaviour.

5. Mobile media and children’s and adolescents’ risks, threats and opportunities.

6. Mobile media contents and activities, cultural and educational consumption: Games, Video, Music consumption, Education, Democracy, Social Interaction, Marketing-Publicity,  new phenomena or old habits in new screens.

7. Uses and consumption of mobile media at "school" at "home" or "on the move", filling the gap between children use of Smartphones and Tablets at School, in itineris or Home, is there one?.

8. Regulation and protection of Children in mobile media devices, apps, social networks, and gaming activities, marketing,… and others.

9. Children´s approaches to opportunities, risks, safety, literacy, entertainment in Smartscreens and other devices.

10. Any other topics related to “Children, Youth and Media”, from a scientific perspective including, education, communication, arts and culture, psychological interaction, neuroscience, marketing and children,…

Programme and Keynote Speakers (Preliminary):

19th of September 2019, Faculty of Social Sciences.

8:00 to 8:30 Reception of Congress Members at "Faculty of Social Sciences Building-Teaching Building Hall"

8:30 to 9:00 Reception and "Homage @ ECRE-CYM", "Patio del Olivo, Faculty of Social Sciences"

9:00 to 9:30 Opening Ceremony at "Sala de Juntas Faculty of Social Scienes"

9:30 to 10:15 Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Sonia Livingstone (LSE, London School of Economics, UK) at "Sala Juntas".

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break at "Cafeteria Campus Unamuno-Derecho".

11:00 to 14:00 hours "Parallel Sessions" P1 to P3.  at "Sala de Grados, Faculty of Social Sciences".

14:00 to 15:30 Lunch Break. "Comedor Colegio Oviedo".

15:30 to 18:30 hours "Parallel Sessions" P4 to P6. at "Sala de Grados, Faculty of Social Sciences"

20:00 to 21:30, Cultural Programme: "Ieronimous Cathedral Tour at 20:00 hours see Cultural Programme at and you may will" reservation at

20th of September 2019, Faculty of Social Sciences.

9:30 to 10:15 Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Antonio García-Jiménez (URJC, University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain) at "Sala de Grados"

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break. "Cafeteria Campus Unamuno-Derecho"

11:00 to 14:00 hours "Parallel  Sessions" P7 to P9. at "Sala de Grados, Faculty of Social Sciences"

12:30 to 14:00 hours "Round Table Research in Children Youth and Media in the Latino and English Sphere, Situation, Risk, Threats and Opportunities"

at Sala de Juntas Faculty of Social Sciences, an initiative of "Fundación Infancia y Comunicación" see url .

14:00 to 15:00 Lunch Break. "Comedor Colegio Oviedo"

15:00 to 17:00 hours "Parallel Sessions" P10 to P13. at "Sala de Juntas of the Faculty of Social Sciences"

17:15 to 17:45 Closing and Farewell Ceremony, at "Sala de Juntas of the Faculty of Social Sciences"

18:00 to 20:00 hours, Cultural Programme: "Casa Lis Museum Visit" reservation at


Early Bird (before the 16th of June 2019) Regular Registration (After the 16th of June 2019)

ECREA-Members 59€ (Early Bird) 70€ (Regular Registration)

Students-Phd Students & “Low Income Countries” 49€ (Early Bird) 55€ (Regular Registration)

Non-ECREA-Members 70€ (Early Bird) 80€ (Regular Registration)

Participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and dinner expenses. Two lunch tickets will be provided for each registration, for Thursday and Friday Lunch.

Registration and payment click here, , REGISTER at bottom right hand side of page, Payment by Card.

Host/Location: Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Salamanca, Campus Unamuno, 37071, Salamanca, Spain.

University of Salamanca, City of Salamanca at 200km from Madrid in direction Portugal.

 See at URL for Salamanca City:,-5.662056,13z and for Faculty of Social Sciences here, Edificio FES, AvenidaTomas y Valiente 37071 or click here


The event will take place at the University of Salamanca, Faculty of Social Sciences, Salamanca (near Madrid), Spain.

Local organizer Prof. Dr. Félix Ortega,  from the Department of Sociology and Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, Salamanca University and

Prof. Dr. Patricia Núñez-Gómez , from the Faculty of Information Sciences, University Complutense Madrid.

Organizing Committee: Laura Rodríguez-Contreras, Javier Amores, Beatriz González-Ispierto, Diego Ramos, Sofía Trullenque.

Scientific Committee: Dr. Elisabeth Staaksrud (University of Oslo), Dr. Bieke Zaman, (UKLeuven), Dr. Juan José Igartua Perosanz, (USAL), Dr. José Manuel Pérez Tornero (UAB), Dr. Maria Marcos (USAL), Dr. Carlos Arcila Calderón (USAL), Dr. Antonia Picornell-Lucas (USAL), Dr. Sara Serrate (USAL), Dr. María José Rodríguez-Conde (USAL), Dr. Antonio García-Jiménez (URJC), Dr. Félix Ortega (USAL), Dr. M. Esther Pérez-Peláez (VIU),Dr. Patricia Nuñez-Gómez (UCM), Dr. Victoria Tur-Viñes (Universidad de Alicante), Dr. Amador Cernuda (URJC).



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