• Smahel, D., Green, L., & Barbovschi, M. (2014). Contextualizing children’s problematic situations online. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research, 39(3): 225–231
  • Barbovschi, M. (2014). Dealing with misuse of personal information online – Coping measures of children in the EU Kids Online III project. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research, 39(3): 305–326.
  • Ševčíková, A., Šerek, J., Barbovschi, M., & Daneback, D. (2014). The Roles of Individual Characteristics and Liberalism in Intentional and Unintentional Exposure to Online Sexual Material Among European Youth: A Multilevel Approach. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 11(2),104-115. doi: 10.1007/s13178-013-0141-6
  • Barbovschi, M., Kontrikova, V. & Bayraktar, F. (2013). Meeting new online contacts – Changes in European children’s patterns of sociality. Lisbon: Proceedings of the E-Society IADIS conference.
  • Barbovschi, M. &  Fizesan, B. (2013). Creative internet uses – Differences in digital engagement among adolescents in Central and Eastern Europe. Lisbon: Proceedings of the E-Society IADIS conference.
  • Barbovschi, M. (2013). Children’s meetings offline with people met online: a pan-European study of their characteristics and differences. Journal of Children and Media, 7(1). Routledge.
  • Šmahel, D., Helsper, E. J., Barbovschi, M., & Dědková, L. (2012). Meeting Online Strangers among European Children. In 15th European Conference on Developmental Psychology (419-422). Bologna, Italy: Medimond.


  • Stald, G., Green, L., Barbovschi, M., Haddon, L., Mascheroni, G., Ságvári, B., Scifo, B. & Tsaliki, L. (2014) Online on the mobile: Internet use on smartphones and associated risks among youth in Europe.
  • Barbovschi, M. & Vandonick, S. (2014). Dealing with problematic situations online: preventive measures and coping. In Smahel, D. and Wright, M. (eds.) The meaning of online problematic situations for children: Results of cross-cultural qualitative investigation in nine European countries. EU Kids Online Network, London, UK.
  • Barbovschi, M., O’Neill, B., Velicu, A. & Mascheroni, G., (2014). Policy Recommendations. Report D5.1. Milano: Net Children Go Mobile.
  • Barbovschi, M., Green, L. and Vandoninck, S. (eds) (2013). Innovative approaches for investigating how children understand risk in new media. Dealing with methodological and ethical challenges. London: EU Kids Online, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Winklhofer, U., Barbovschi, M., Rus, C., a Neștian Sandu, O., Domagala, I., Hayes, N., Westwood, M., O’Connor, K., & Sopińska, A. (2013) Re-Play – Raising awareness of the value of play. Results of the Re-play Survey in eight European Cities.

Books & book chapters

  • Barbovschi, M., & Velicu, A. (2015). Fraped selves: hacked, tagged and shared without permission: challenges of identity development for young people on Facebook. In Lorentz, P., Metykova, M., Smahel, D. & Wright, M.. (eds.), Living in the Digital Age: Self-Presentation, Networking, Playing, and Participation in Politics. Masaryk University Press.
  • Barbovschi, M. & Marinescu, V. (2013). Youth. Revisiting Policy Dilemmas in Internet Safety in the Context of Children’s Rights. In Brian O’Neil, Elisabeth Staksrud, Sharon McLaughlin (eds.). Towards a Better Internet for Children? Policy Pillars, Players and Paradoxes. Nordicom
  • Barbovschi, M., & Fizesan, B. (2013). Closing the gap, are we there yet? Reflections on the persistence of second-level digital divide in Central and Eastern Europe. In Ragnedda, M. & Muschert, G.W. (eds.). The Digital Divide: Social Inequality and the Internet in International Perspective. Routledge.
  • Barbovschi, M., Valentina Marinescu, Anca Velicu, & Laszlo, E. (2012). Meeting ‘strangers’. In Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., Gorzig, A. (eds.). Children, risk and safety online: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective. Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Barbovschi, M., Marinescu, V., & Velicu, A. (2011). Being in contact with strangers. Teenagers’ exploration of alternative identities online. Social Work Review, (2). Bucharest: Polirom.
  • Barbovschi, M., & Diaconescu, M. (2009)„Teenagers’ Actions and Interactions Online in Central and Eastern Europe. Potentials and Empowerment, Risks and Victimization”. Cluj University Press, 2008. Romanian CNCSIS Research Grant “Risks and Effects of Internet Use among Children and Adolescents The Perspective of Evolution towards the Knowledge Society” (2007-2008). Dir. Prof. Maria Roth, PhD. ISBN 978-973-610-807-5