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Research Highlight Series

80: EU Kids Online: The Meaning of Online Problematic Situations for Children

EU Kids Online (June 2015) 
A summary of a report presenting the results of a large scale European study which used interviews and focus groups with children aged 9–16 (N = 378) in 9 European countries to examine the meaning of problematic online experiences. Schools and youth centres were used to recruit children for 56 focus groups and 114 interviews between February and September 2013.

79: EU Kids Online: Developing Social Media Literacy

EU Kids Online (June 2015) 
A summary of a report presenting the results of a large scale European study which used interviews and focus groups with children aged 9–16 (N = 378) in 9 European countries to examine social media literacy. Schools and youth centres were used to recruit children for 56 focus groups and 114 interviews between February and September 2013.

78: Internet Watch Foundation: Study of Youth-Produced Sexual Content

IWF (June 2015)
An overview of the results of a 3 month study by IWF Internet Content Analysts examining the availability of images and video assessed as being self-generated content featuring young people. It used a combination of proactively sourced content from search engines, historic IWF data and leads from public reports to locate “youth-produced sexual content” depicting “young people” online.

77: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes - Parental Mediation

Ofcom (February 2015) 
A summary of the results of the Ofcom’s Children’s Media Literacy Tracker, a large-scale quantitative survey based on in-home interviews with children aged 5-15 and their parents/carers (N = 1689 conducted from April-June 2013). In 2013, this survey was also conducted with parents of children aged 3-4 (N = 685). This Research Highlight presents the results from the report which relate to the analysis of data on parental mediation.

76: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes - Children's Usage

Ofcom (February 2015) 
A summary of the results of the Ofcom’s Children’s Media Literacy, a large-scale quantitative survey based on in-home interviews with children aged 5-15 and their parents/carers (N = 1660 conducted April-June 2013). In 2014, this survey was also conducted with parents of children aged 3-4 (N = 731). This Research Highlight presents the results from the report which relate to the analysis of data on children’s media use online.

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