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Research Highlight Series

45: FOSI Research: The Online Generation Gap – Contrasting Attitudes and Behaviours of Parents and Teens

The Family Online Safety Institute (Nov 2012)
A summary of the results of a study based on two nationwide online surveys in the U.S., the first involving 511 13-17 year-olds who used the internet at least occasionally, and the second of 500 parents of 13–17 year-olds who accessed the internet. 

44: Internet Watch Foundation: Study of Self-Generated Sexually Explicit Images & Videos Featuring Young People Online

The Internet Watch Foundation (Nov 2012) 
An overview of the results of a 4 week study by IWF Internet Content Analysts identifying images and video assessed as being self-generated content featuring young people. Illustrative quotes from young people who have made reports about such images are also included. 

43: Young People’s Online Behaviour : Findings from the European Online Grooming Project

The European Online Grooming Project (Apr 2012)
A summary of the results of Phase 3 of the European Online Grooming Project. This focused on a series of focus groups (N = 12) conducted with young people aged 11-16 years old in three European countries (UK, Italy and Belgium).

42: Online Offending Behaviour: Findings from the European Online Grooming Project

The European Online Grooming Project (Apr 2012) 
A summary of the results of Phase 2 of the European Online Grooming Project. This focused on understanding groomers’ behaviour. This involved in-depth interviews with male offenders convicted of online grooming in the UK, Belgium and Norway (N = 33). Online groomers’ chat-logs were sourced from Italy. 

41: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes - Focus on Parental Controls

Ofcom (Oct 2012)
A summary of Ofcom’s research on parental controls. This includes the results of 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 = 1717 conducted from March to April 2011). It also presents the results of qualitative research conducted during July 2012 with parents of children aged 5-15. This included a series of extended in-home family interviews, some of which included children, as well as group discussions with parents. A total of 85 parents and 10 children took part in the qualitative research.

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