Ine Beyens is an Assistant Professor in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. She is affiliated with the Center for research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CcaM) and a member of the Consortium on Individual Development of the NWO Gravitation Program. Prior to joining the University of Amsterdam, Ine worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant in the School for Mass Communication Research at KU Leuven (Belgium), where she earned her PhD (2015). Since 2018, she serves as the secretary of the Children, Adolescents, and the Media division of the International Communication Association (ICA).
Ine’s research focuses on how screen media affect the development of children and adolescents, with a special focus on how parents monitor and manage their children’s attention and responses to media. Her current work focuses on how parents negotiate and monitor adolescents’ social media use, and how they may support the positive influences and counteract the negative influences of social media on adolescents’ well-being. Ine is a member of Project AWeSome, an interdisciplinary collaboration that investigates the effects of adolescents’ social media use on their well-being. She uses novel methods, including experience sampling methods and tracking of digital footprints, to collect intensive longitudinal data that capture what adolescents do, feel, and think during their daily life. Ine has received several top-paper awards from the International Communication Association.