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DiSoJu - Digitale Souveränität Jugendlicher


01.08.2021 - 31.07.2026


The research group DiSoJu investigates the digital sovereignty of youth with the aim of developing and empirically testing a sustainable concept of individual digital sovereignty. It aims to identify supporting and hindering factors of digital sovereignty.

The group systematizes existing perspectives on individual digital sovereignty, relates them to classical theories of media literacy and media education, and identifies specific issues that affect young people's sovereignty in dealing with digital media. The group conceptualizes digital sovereignty as relational. Accordingly, the focus is also on conditions that lie outside the sphere of influence of the individual.

DiSoJu uses a mixed-method approach to collect a variety of empirical data on the perspectives of young people, their parents, and educators. It combines non-standardized, partially standardized and standardized methods and thus develops a comprehensive view of particular elements of digital sovereignty. The focus is on significant conditions, strategies for dealing with everyday situations of young people, and the question of their distribution in the overall group of adolescents in Germany.

Contact person Jane Müller
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Regensburger Str. 160
90478 Nürnberg
E-Mail: jane.mueller[at]