P. (Peter) Nikken

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Peter Nikken is Professor on Parental Mediation in the Department of media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

His research interests focuse on the intermediate role of parents and professional educators for children’s media use. More specifically, Peter Nikken looks at how parents experience the presence of media in the child’s environment and how their parenting strategies at home are related to the child’s development. Moreover, he also looks at how the media-industry’s output may raise more problems in parenting or help parents in their mediation practices.

Peter Nikken has published widely both popular and academic reports on children, young people and media in the Netherlands and abroad. In addition, he has also given many presentations on children and media regarding media violence, advertising, children's TV broadcasting policy, and sex in the media. He is an academic consultant for several organisations, including Kijkwijzer and PEGI (the age-rating classification systems for media productions), Kennisnet/Mijn Kind Online, and the Dutch Media Authority (CvdM).

Peter Nikken is also a senior researcher at the Netherlands Youth Institute (NJi) in Utrecht and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pedagogy at Windesheim university for applied science. He received his PhD from Leiden University in 1999 with a thesis on quality standards for children's television.

  • J. Jansz & P. Nikken (2010). Games. In J. de Haan & R. Pijpers (Eds.), Contact! Children and New Media (pp. 29-53). Houten: Bohn Stafleu van Loghum
  • P. Nikken (2015, november 24). Keynote Kinderen en media: De professional aan zet. Utrecht, Gemeente Utrecht.
  • P. Nikken (2013, augustus 29). Keynote Media-pedagogiek in de 21e eeuw; heeft het nut om je daar in te verdiepen? Zwolle, Opening academic year Windesheim University of applied sciences.
  • P. Nikken (2012, juni 6). Keynote Schadelijke effecten van media op minderjarige. Leuven, Vlaamse Regulator voor de Media.
  • P. Nikken & H. de Graaf (2011). Seks in de media: Wat doen jongeren er mee? Een onderzoek met twee metingen. (Intern rapport). Utrecht: Nederlands Jeugd Instituut
  • P. Nikken (2011). Pubers, media en seks. In M. Clerkx, R. de Groot & F. Prins (Eds.), Grensoverschrijdend gedrag van pubers (pp. 85-100). Leuven: Garant
  • P. Nikken & A. Addink (2011). Opvoedondersteuning bij mediaopvoeding. (Intern rapport). Utrecht: Nederlands Jeugdinstituut

Address

Visiting address

Office: Van der Goot building, M8-43
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Want to update your profile?

Download this manual (PDF).