Elza Dunkels is an associate professor in pedagogical work at Umeå University.
She has done research on children and the internet since the late 1990s, examining a wide range of subjects including contemporary learning models, online hate and cyberbullying, sexual exploitation of the young using the internet and the digital competence of preschool children. Her projects include the website Nätkulturer. Along with her academic publications, she has written several books, including Vad gör unga på nätet?, as well as a number of contributions to anthologies on educational computer use, most recently Digitalisering i förskolan på vetenskaplig grund. She is in great demand as a lecturer and expert in her fields of research and often takes part in the public debate on children and screens. In 2017 she received the Surfa Lugnt Prize, which recognises positive internet initiatives “for promoting communication between children and adults online”.