Ólafsson, Kjartan


Kjartan Ólafsson is based in Iceland and is a Sociologist and quantitative researcher based at the University of Akureyri. A specialist in cross national and cross-cultural comparative research, Kjartan worked for many years in leadership roles within the EU Kids Online network, co-authoring the AU Kids Online report (for an associated Australian project) alongside Lelia Green.


  • Articles
    Introduction The public sphere includes a range of credible discourses asserting that a proportion of teenagers (“teens”) has an unhealthy dependence upon continuous connection with media devices, and especially smartphones. A review of media discourse (Jaunzems et al.) in Australia, and a critical review of public discourse in Australia and Belgium (Zaman et al.),...Read more