Lars Esmarch

Kommunikationsmedarbejder

Lars er CfDP’s kommunikationsansvarlige. Med et øje for fængende tekster og en styrke indenfor elektroniske medier sørger han for, at centrets budskaber og mission går klart igennem til samarbejdspartnere, brugere og medier. Han har en særlig interesse for esport og gaming, ser hellere Counter-Strike end fodbold i fjernsynet, og interesserer sig især for forældres interesse for deres børns digitale interesser.

Lars har en bachelor i Journalistik, er tidligere radiovært i DR, og har skrevet om esport og gaming gennem en årrække.

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Guidance for social counseling via mailboxes

In this short guide, CfDP presents guidelines to how you should approach mailbox counselling. We include the benefits and challenges of online counselling, relevant legislation and...

Guide to using group chat in working with vulnerable youngsters online – for municipalities and organizations

1. The hidden youth When you move from social work in the real world over to social work in the digital world, it not only opens up new ways to meet young people, but also allows you...

10 things to consider before offering counselling online

1. Consider who your target group is. When advising the municipalities regarding online counselling, one of the points we like to emphasise is that it is very hard, if not downright...

Guidance on the use of social media in spreading awareness of online counselling among young men

How to advertise efficiently On MitAssist, we have fond experiences, first and foremost, attracting young men based on a community-approach and by mediation of knowledge. The fact that...

#HackingHate – SELMA on hateful content online

What happens when you interact with hateful content? This artickle presents a short hate speech study done by CfDP in collaboration with SELMA. Using Danish far-right extremist Rasmus...

Fortnite – benign or malignant?

Fortnite DOES cost money – eventually Fortnite is free – in the beginning. Without a price tag, more children are inclined to try the game and participate in the digitalized...

Team from CfDP and the municipality of Aarhus, wins the competition at SELMA’s “Hacking Hate ” hackathon

The jury awarded Digital Vikings’ idea based on its creativity, innovativeness, feasibility, and level of maturity. The fair game platform is a very innovative concept with great...

A municipal perspective on online counselling

(English subtitles are available, but depending on your browser-settings, you may need to enable them manually – in Youtube “settings”.) This work by CDYC (CPDP)...

Have Danish children and young people turned into digital junkies?

Is it reasonable to equate extensive smartphone use with addiction? When I make presentations in front of parents around the country, many of them are usually very concerned, and they...

Five inspiring initiatives exemplifying digital youth work

The first 18 of these initiatives are already online on the project website and in this blog post we will be showcasing five of our international partners’ best contributions to the...

EU-project brings together digital youth centered initiatives

Since 2017 CfDP has been involved in the Erasmus+ -project “Digital Youth Work”. giving CfDP yet another opportunity – along with many other organisations from various EU...

Computer games as a pedagogical tool – a municipal project.

Together with the local municipal youth center, Center for Digital Youthcare is in charge of a social group activity, aimed a young gamers. The young meet twice weekly, in order to...

Digital youth work – a Finnish perspective

Verke’s first publication in English, titled ”Digital youth work – a Finnish perspective”, presents 32 diverse viewpoints into digital youth work. Some of the articles contained...

More than 1,000 Danish young people are indicted for sharing child pornography

A good thousand people can expect an indictment for distributing child pornography. That is, they have shared sexually offensive material of people below the age of 18, using Facebook...

Accreditation: from a healthy skepticism to a positive experience

The advantages outweigh the disadvantages Over the years there has been a debate about the pros and cons of accreditation in both health and educational field, and now the turn has...

CfDP receives grant of 2 million DKK

New preventive counseling draws on positive experiences We are looking forward to initiate the project, which we believe can make a difference for a big number of vulnerable adolescents....

New book about young people’s digital education

Children and youth co-create online culture Jonas Ravn of CfDP is one of the book’s seven contributors (the other six contributors include: Søren Hebsgaard, Johannes Andersen, Camilla...

Netstof launches new effort for upper secondary education

New magazine for all upper secondary education In the fall, Netstof will launch a magazine for teachers and student counsellors across the country’s upper secondary education. The...

Suicide works!

By Christian Mogensen, speaker & project manager, CfDP Spoiler alert: This article contains descriptions of the end of the series, so if you would like to watch the series, reconsider...

The municipality of Roskilde: Joint mission across departments

Roskilde municipality would like to ferret out vulnerable young people online The municipality of Roskilde is choosing to use digital counselling in order to ferret out vulnerable young...

Project BRUS: Difficult to sit on your hands!

Breaking the taboo on drug-born families Most importantly, project BRUS helps adolescens to break the taboo on alcohol or drugs in their families. BRUS does this by articulating adolescens...

Actively battling fake news

Digital pollution of information and source criticism The concept of fake news greatly surfaced during the American election in 2016, seeing the spread of concocted stories on social...

10 years have passed

By Jonas Ravn, speaker and project manager, CfDP In 2007, I had completed my studies in Media Studies where people still spent most of their energy researching young people’s television...

The non-cadastral club is digital

By Anni Marquard, Head of centre, CfDP The municipality of Skanderborg wants to meet young people on their home ground Skanderborg municipality has chosen to strengthen their use of...

The future of digital badging

By Signe Sandfeld Hansen, M.Sc. in Psychology and counsellor, CfDP It is not always easy to find a job. It can be particularly challenging if you are a vulnerable person who cannot...

Social reality – creating digital tools and games for young people with cognitive disabilities

By Danish Safer Internet Centre The objective of the project is to empower children and young people with cognitive disabilities in their use of social media in order to include them...

Experienced counsellors on new digital ground

By Sonya Spender, communicator, CfDP It is morning. Outside the wind is blowing, and the trees are shaking, however, at Spanien 19, Centre for Digital Youth Care welcome attendees with...

Chat in the municipality of Copenhagen – looking back on 2016

By Sonya Spender, communicator, CfDP 2016 in numbers These statistics are based upon 170 conversations. Counting 70,6 % of all inquiries, girls are still the group of users who dominate...

Cyberhus 2016 – news and trends

By Sonya Spender, communicator, CfDP New initiatives create increased user traffic at Cyberhus 2016 marked the year when Cyberhus became significantly mobile-friendly and changed its...

A group for gamers

By Christian Mogensen, speaker and project manager, CfDP Electronic empowerment We started out with three young people. Initially, the idea was to offer a carrot in order to involve...

Gaming is not (just) for fun!

By Christian Mogensen, speaker and project manager, CfDP The accumulative hours spent in front of the screen If we argue that videogames are not designed to be fun but rather to give...

Digital presence

By Pernille Nymann Højlund, MA (Ed) in Educational Psychology and project worker with the counselling team at CfDP. Presence at a distance Since 2004, Centre for Digital Youth Care...

MitAssist (MyAssist): When a counselling service for boys is working

By Ida Ahlmann Østergaard, project worker, CfDP We have succeeded in attracting the boys On our project day, pedagogical consultant with Centre for Digital Youth Care, Niels-Christian...

Why bring the municipal youth counselling online?

By Ida Ahlmann Østergaard, project worker, CfDP Young people from the municipalities of Halsnæs and Odder will now, extremely quickly, be able to be referred to counsellors from their...

Learning and reflection

By Signe Sandfeld Hansen, M.Sc. in Psychology and counsellor, CfDP Sanne is 21 years old. She found it quite difficult to keep up at school, so she dropped out. Sanne suffers from a...

Instagram og Musical.ly: Help young people adjust their settings

By Jonas Ravn, speaker and project manager, CfDP New feature on Instagram empowers children’s control Instagram is one of the most used social platforms among children and young people...

First hand account from the class room

By Linda Karen Sørensen, stud. MA (Ed), and speaker, CfDP (former 10th grade teacher) My meetings with young people on my school visits have only confirmed my believe that they are...

Social Reality – Create your own emoji-troll

By Signe Sandfeld Hansen, M.Sc. in Psychology and counsellor, CfDP We have now held 12 out of 20 workshops in youth clubs and schools across the country. All these places work with...

Boy, girl, or non-binary? Cyberhus.dk has introduced a new gender identity

By Ida Ahlmann Østergaard, project worker, CfDP The non-binary view on gender recognises gender as something more and something else than solely that of male and female, and a non-binary...

Young people are articulating their skills!

By Signe Sandfeld Hansen, M.Sc. in Psychology and counsellor, CfDP Over the past months, almost 1500 young people have visited Cyberhus Courses, and although only 103 people have...

Closing of ENABLE

Well-being among young people Working to tackle bullying and promote young people’s well-being, ENABLE has overall aimed to: Foster young people’s socio-emotional development Increase...

Danish helpline

Mission The mission of the Insafe cooperation network is to empower citizens to use the internet, as well as other online technologies, positively, safely and effectively. The network...

ENABLE 2 ACT conference

Experts, teachers, and youth from a number of different countries have come together at ENABLE 2 ACT to showcase and discuss the 2-year long work of ENABLE, and explore new ideas and...

Facebook – platform for breaking taboos on mental illness?

By Ida Ahlmann Østergaard. Recent MSc graduate in Media Studies, University of Aarhus & thesis author of “ Facebook som platform for aftabuisering af psykisk sygdom” (Facebook...

Digital Communities of Practice

By Signe Sandfeld Hansen, M.Sc. in Psychology and counsellor, CfDP Meeting young people at digital eye level Cyberhus.dk is continually organising different campaigns focusing on a...

The first year of Code Club in Denmark

By Anne Kathrine Kolby, project coordinator, Code Club. During autumn 2015 until spring 2016, Code Club Denmark was run as a pilot project. Five different schools managed six courses...

Together, we can make a difference – on Facebook, too

Purpose and work tasks of the Danish Helpline Our daily work, as Helpline, primarily consists of answering questions and concerns from young people – and their parents –...

The digital reality of children and young people in 2016

New children’s Think Tank to ensure safe online behaviour

By Anni Marquard, Head of centre, CfDP Adults worry about children’s online lives Today, most children use our many options for communicating, and sharing pictures and movies online....

New grant to help increase the inclusion of non-ethnic Danes

By Anni Marquard, Head of centre, CfDP The grant is targeted towards the voices of non-ethnic young Danes Therefore, we are extra pleased that the municipality of Aarhus has recently...

Free E-courses for vulnerable young people

By Signe Sandfeld Hansen, M.Sc. in Psychology and counsellor, CfDP The certificate is represented by a diploma and a digital badge which young people may use when they are entering...

Digital Education becomes focus towards 2020

By Anni Marquard, Head of centre, CfDP Collaboration with organisations The Danish Minister for Children, Education and Gender Equality, Ellen Trane Nørby, states in a press release...

Youth and nude photos – what’s what

By Jonas Ravn, speaker and project manager, CfDP Everybody does it! Well, is it so? A few years back, an SSP worker (collaboration between schools, social services and police aiming...

What happens when the chat is over?

Who knows what happens when the door to some virtual room is closed?When I sit down in front of the screen as a counsellor, it’s always with an intent to create a safe and trusting...

Digital counselling for teenageboys is blooming!

By Karina Lange, communicator, CfDP TUBA and Cyberhus each has their own counselling for vulnerable children and young people. Both organisations have a good connection with girls to...

Virtual self-harm

By Signe Sandfeld Hansen, M.Sc. in Psychology and counsellor, CfDP Self-harm in Denmark According to the Danish National Organisation Against Eating Disorders and Self-harm, close to...

The use of IT and digital media in the field of pedagogy

By Anni Marquard, Head of centre, CfDP The project has also aimed to create a forum for knowledge sharing across Europe and alleviate a lacking knowledge about the use of IT –...

2015: Cyberhus’ chat counselling last year!

By Niels-Christian Bilenberg, pedagogical consultant, CfDP What is an inquiry? An inquiry, for example, covers a chat conversation, a post in the debate forum, a picture, or a comment...

When it hurts

By Signe Sandfeld Hansen, M.Sc. in Psychology and counsellor, CfDP Bullying is a complex phenomenon, and it can be difficult to completely explain what happens, and what it means to...

Meeting young people at digital eye level on bullying

By Signe Sandfeld Hansen, M.Sc. in Psychology and counsellor, CfDP & Karina Lange, Master of Arts (MA) in International Business communication & communicator, CfDP Why a digital...

Successful digital campaign on alcohol

By Signe Sandfeld Hansen, M.Sc. in Psychology and counsellor & project coordinator, CfDP Alcohol campaigns are often reputed to be difficult to implement successfully, and particularly...

The municipality of Copenhagen is successful with their digital counselling for young people

By Lousin Hartmann, communicator, CfDP Today, young people are digital. That is a fact. With that in consideration, the municipality of Copenhagen chose to offer digital counselling...

Anti-bullying material and guides for Helplines

By Jonas Ravn, speaker and project manager, CfDP Centre for Digital Youth Care has been a contributor of Danish insight and experiences from our own counselling, and several years of...

Meeting young people at Digital eye level – Life online

By Signe Sandfeld Hansen, M.Sc. in Psychology and counsellor & project coordinator, CfDP Why a digital campaign? The aim of our digital campaign is to create an open dialogue where...

Primary school is of crucial importance to pupils’ digital education

By Camilla Tang Jensen, communicator, CfDP Social media plays an an ever increasing role for children and young people – both at school and outside of school. However, although...

You won’t tell anyone, okay?

By Camilla Tang Jensen, communicator, CfDP “Hi, and welcome to our chat.” This is how Linea Pretzmann always initiates the conversation when meeting a young person on Cyberhus....

Are you empathetic? Prove it!

However, many young people have lots to offer. They have spent the first 15-25 years of their lives becoming whole people, learning social skills, language, and a variety of other complex...

Counsellors and youths welcome new chat counselling

By Camilla Tang Jensen, communicator, CfDP “A greater number of young people have made their way to our chat counselling than any number we have ever had come through our physical...

Stop Bullying: ENABLE Hackathon

By Anni Marquard, Head of centre, CfDP We would like to give thanks for being announced one of the winners of the ENABLE Hackathon; young people all over the world were given the opportunity...

Have you been nude online? New material for children and young people

By Jonas Ravn, speaker and project manager, CfDP Action as well as prevention There may be numerous reasons why children and young people send intimate pictures of themselves. For example,...

Presence through the screen?

Johnny Szumlanski and Linea Pretzmann are both chat counsellors at respectively Bispebjerg youth counselling and Cyberhus.dk. In their counselling, they meet young people who experience...

We meet loyal users in our chat rooms

April showers bring May flowers, or so they say. Not exactly validating the truth of such a statement, it was however just how we felt when CfDP’s online counselling for children...

Ask.fm – we are driven by the drama!

Currently, CfDP receives quite a few questions about Ask.fm. If you have been travelling space the past two months you might not have heard about the new craze and the many stories...

Boys need an assist!

In Denmark CfDP is developing a new counselling site targeting young boys. From january 2015 we have taken the first steps to identify young boys’ needs and today we have come...

10 years on, and still young people’s preferred clubhouse

2014 marked the 10th year where children and young people could get a helping hand in Centre for Digital Youth Care’s online counselling, Cyberhus. In connection to this, I will look...

The directory of Viborg (Danish city), and guilty youth

Another media event. The Viborg directory. Naked pictures. Apparently, they are everywhere. Today’s youth share their intimate moments with anyone who takes an interest, peadophiles...

Social media from a teenager’s point of view

Somewhere between substantial representative studies and qualitative assessments from target groups, you may find the truth about young people’s usage of social media. This January...

Social media teach young people to express their feelings in new ways

The hype surrounding facebook has calmed down. Instead, apps like Instagram and Snapchat have found their way to an ever increasing number of teenagers. Young people communicate to...

Skills Connect

Skills Connect is an EU ERASMUS project in which Centre for Digital Youth Care, alongside the English organisation The Mix (previously, YouthNet), are taking part. The key point of...

Screenagers

Three other partners who are part of the project include; Finish organisation Verke, Austrian organisation WienXtra and the Northern Irish organisation Youth Council of Northern Ireland....

ENABLE – European network against bullying

ENABLE (European Network Against Bullying in Learning and Leisure Environments) is a Daphne EU project whose purpose is to develop young people’s social and emotional skills so...

What we must learn from the Snapchat case

A couple of cases from the media covering young people’s use and abuse of naked pictures all point in the same direction: there is a need for better, and far more, training in...

Masculine youth counselling to be launched in 2015

Hooray! From January 2015 onwards we open a new chapter in digital youth counselling’s history. In cooperation with TUBA we will develop a full counselling website specifically...

Free computer games? – Hardly.

The latest trend in gaming- and we are not talking pastels and bob hair cuts- has to be F2B – FreeToPlay. F2B are free games distributed free-of-charge via developer’s own platforms...

Digital media in day care centres

Centre for Digital Youth Care is interested in how day care centres apply digital media in their everyday practice. This is a field that continues to grow, and which give rise to a...

Project report 2012-2014

Young people’s media use must be supported by guidance. The Media Council for Children and Young people, Save the Children, and Centre for Digital Youth Care present a range of...

Tools for a better Internet

Translated to English. The original post was written by Kristian Lund, Project developer at Center for Digital Youth Care: http://cfdp.dk/redskaber-til-at-skabe-et-bedre-internet/  ...

Delete Cyberbullying – Peer Mentors

The following blog post is written by our correspondent and intern, Helena Sofía í Byrgi as a short draft of what she observed while participating at the conference. DeleteCyberbullying...

Freedom with responsibility rather than censorship

Our junior reporter Michael Kaas Christensen has broadcasted videos and text from the public hearing on web censorship in Europahuset, Copenhagen, which took place on November 14. Politicians,...

Watching your language – online

The increasing amount of online traffic forces the platforms to apply censorship. It’s a complicated matter, which ignites a debate in the society. By Michael Kaas Christensen, Junior...

I hate when there are only 10 likes beneath the photo

A year ago Queen Margaret surprised us all by talking about young people and Facebook in her New Year’s speech. One should have bet on that subject. It would probably have given serious...

Centre for Digital Youth Care launches a new international network

Centre for Digital Youth Care launched a new digital network at a conference in Brussels the 26th of February this year in collaboration with the European project Ch@dvice, which is...

New European Digital Youth Care Network

One of the projects in which we put a lot of our energy, at present, is the developing of the website and online network: European Digital Youth Care Network. This is something that...

A ground-breaking framework for good online counselling practice

It is finally here. Two years of project work in collaboration with five other organisations (YouthNet, Depaul UK and 42nd Street from United Kingdom, Associazione Photofficine...

Are we experts or reflective adults in our counselling?

This question has made up one of the main subjects of the 2-days workshop which I held recently here at the office in Aarhus for the Bulgarian Helpline. Helpline.bg offers information...

5-stage model is the backbone of mail counselling

The mail counselling at our digital counselling platform Cyberhus is constantly developing. Primarily as a constructive and useful tool for young people who do not feel ready or confident...

CfDP contributes to Insafe’s Joint Annual Report 2012

CfDP/Cyberhus represents the Danish helpline in the European cooperation network Insafe. We are very pleased to play a part in this international project, where we are able to share...

New International handbook on online chat counselling

The Ch@advice project is well on its way and the Belgian digital counselling establishment, which advices children and young people online and offline on issues concerning sexual abuse...

Safer Internet Forum – conference in Brussels

Safer Internet Forum will take place on 18 and 19 October 2012 in Brussels and CfDP wants to be a part of it when the scene sets for the conference with the theme “Creating a Better...

International conference in Cyprus

The Mediterranean Sea roars outside my window and the warmth of the sun is different from the wet weather I left behind in Aarhus yesterday…. But now we shall focus on “Promoting...

CfDP is a new member of a Belgian advisory board

The 13 of June I join Ch@advice’s advisory board and that makes up both an exciting professional challenge for me and gives us an acknowledgment of our work with digital counselling...

Online chat counselling at Cyberhus – seen and heard in the EU

The EU Commission’s insafe training meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, has come to an end and before heading back home I am taking some time to reflect on the events of the last two days....

CfDP holds a workshop in Beirut…

This is not a headline that we normally make use of at CfDP – but now the time has come. I have just returned home after holding a two weeks long workshop in Beirut, Lebanon, with...

Chasing rabbits in Antwerp

Written by Camilla Rode Jensen. Last week I participated in the seminer ‘exploring online peer-to-peer support project’ organized by In Petto in Belgium. Inspired by an...

Cyberhus in Your Pocket

Young people no longer need to sit in their room, the library, in the club, or where they usually get in online contact with the various counselling services on cyberhus.dk. Over the...

A Blind Eye to Child Pornography?

Denmark has a child pornography filter. And it is such a resounding success that there are plans to spread it throughout EU, and to other areas such as illegal gambling and terror recruiting....

NÄKÖKULMIA – Finnish Point of View on Cyberhus

This April, the Finnish online magazine Koordinaatti features an article about the digital counselling in Cyberhus. The magazine is directed at Finnish professionals working with counselling...

Shallow Waters in the Skulls?

The philosopher Nicholas Carr has arrived in Denmark. Or rather, his views are being heard – latest in a broadcast on a Danish radio channel. His book `The Shallows – What...

Offline/Online – One World for Children and Young People

Young people does not distinguish between the wall on Facebook and the quarrel in the schoolyard. For them it is a whole. If we, as professionals, divide this world, we risk losing...

Generation Online Still Lacks Guides

The questions are many and varied, when the internet and mobile phone mixes in everyday life with children and young people. Not least for those professionals who daily deal with children...

Cyberhus Receives Backing Worth Millions

Cyberhus has, after a year of intensive search for political and financial backing, just been granted a lifeline of DKK 2 millions. About a year ago, the rug was almost pulled out from...

The Safe Environment of the Q&As…

2011 has kicked off and cyberhus.dk’s Q&As continue the explosive growth. January saw 164 answers from our volunteer counsellors, which is the highest number ever for one month....

From Cyberhus to CfDP

It is a great honour for us to bid you welcome to CfDP – Centre for Digital Youth Care. The concept is the result of six years of experience with children, young people, media,...

Super Busy Counselling Year for Cyberhus

CfDP – Centre for Digital Youth Care builds on the countless experiences from Cyberhus, which has been online counselling centre and meeting place for children and young people...

Mobiler Mod Mobning Continues

With the project Mobiler Mod Mobning (Mobiles Against Bullying), Cyberhus – CfDP – Centre for Digital Youth Care and Lommefilm have put digital bullying on the curriculum...

Cyberhus Is Heard In European Mobile Strategy

In 2010, the EU Commission’s Safer Internet Programme has met with a number of players within the IT and telecommunications industry in an attempt to improve the safety of children...

Early Intervention Is Big Budget Investment

In Cyberhus – CfDP – Centre for Digital Youth Care, we are aware that intervening early can save children from a lifetime of deprivation, as well as save society a lot of...

Danish Children’s Web Habits

Danish children are among the most frequent web users in the EU, they begin their online life at an early age, and 74 percent of the 9 to 16-year-olds in Denmark have a profile on a...

Impressive – But So What?

Facebook has recently hit the landmark, 500,000,000 users. There is currently 2 billion internet users worldwide. Every forth is on Facebook. Crazy! Alongside this landmark, cinemas...

A Code of Conduct for Social Network Services in Denmark

An association of various actors in online social network services recently published a common code of conduct about the users’ private information. The National IT and Telecom Agency...

Youth Culture on Facebook

After several years of teaching web and mobile culture to pupils, there is a certain frustration in Cyberhus. Are we spot on with our educational materials? As adults, do we even understand...

Kan usynlige likes forbedre unges trivsel?

“Jeg synes virkelig de sociale medier er blevet en helt anden virkelighed end det virkelige liv. På sociale medier kan man være den man gerne vil være og kun vise/dele det...

Mænd taler mænd – ny podcast om livet som ung mand

Hvordan får jeg et bedre selvværd? Hvilke venner er værd at holde på? ... Er den nu stor nok? Spørgsmål er der nok af, når man som ung mand skal finde hoved og hale i et liv,...

“For det meste ser jeg sådan nogle videoer, fordi jeg bliver nødt til det.”

“Sårbar, vred og digital” har været i gang i et halvt år, og bevæger sig nu ind i anden fase, hvor fokus flytter sig fra videns- og dataindsamling til analyse og kommunikation....

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