GIOCO (engl. PLAY) is a research project with children, adolescents and their parents in Italian-speaking Switzerland, conducted between 2024 and 2027, to explore how school-aged children and adolescents play today and how play is linked to their socio-emotional and cognitive development.
HAPPYB is a research project conducted between 2022 and 2023 that aims to investigate how digital media use, particularly smartphone and social media use, is linked, over time, to youth well-being conceptualized in a positive way.
SIETE CONNESSI? is an Agorà project conducted between 2021 and 2023. This communication project aims to underline the importance of a responsible use of the smartphone, especially among children and adolescents.
Corona Immunitas Ticino
CORONA IMMUNITAS TICINO is a large-scale research project conducted between 2020 and 2023. One of the main aims was to investigate to what extent the pandemic had an impact on the mental health of younger age groups, and how the use of media contributed to their mental health.
#STAYATHOME IN TIMES OF COVID-19 is a research project conducted during the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 to explore how young adults in Switzerland (Canton Ticino) and Italy (northern regions) experienced the lockdown as one of the most drastic measures to contain the spread of the virus.
Bambini, Covid-19, e i media
CHILDREN, COVID-19, AND THE MEDIA is a research project conducted during the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 to investigate how children aged 9 to 13 years old around the globe experienced the lockdown, characterized by distant learning, the suspension of extra-curricular activities, and social distancing.
DIGITAL LIVES: WHAT DOES SMARTPHONE-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION FEEL LIKE? is a research project conducted between 2018 and 2020 to better understand the effects of instant messaging platforms such as WhatsApp on perceptions and emotions among young adults.
MEDIATICINO is an eight-year research project conducted between 2014 and 2021 to study the impact of new media on the well-being of students in Ticino during their transition from preadolescent (approximately 10 years) to adolescent age (approximately 18 years).