World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey is a WHO collaborative cross-national study that monitors the health behaviours, health outcomes and social environments of school-aged children every four years. HBSC Ireland surveys school-going children aged 9-18 years. The study is conducted by the HBSC Ireland team, based at the Health Promotion Research Centre, University of Galway.

HBSC Ireland 2018 Online Contact

Children were asked how often they have online contact with the following people. Close friend(s), Friends from a larger friend group, Friends that you met online but didn’t know before, Other people than friends (e.g. parents, brothers/sisters, classmates, teachers) The response options were:

  • Don’t have access
  • Never or almost never
  • At least every week
  • Daily or almost daily
  • Several times a day
  • Almost all the time throughout the day

In the visualisation below:

              • The tab ‘All People’ compares the various people by selecting a response from the drop down list on the right.
              • Check or uncheck any items in the legend to filter/highlight the data
              • Hover over the chart to see a pop-up with further information
              • Clicking within the chart will also highlight data; use ctrl & click to highlight multiple data
              • Click the icons at the bottom of the visual to:~
                 reset (return the visual to the default setting)
                 share (get a URL link and embed code)
                 download a version of the visual
                 view the visual in full screen mode (recommended)