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Research Highlight Series

85: Children’s Media Lives: Year 1 Findings - Online Safety, Family Dynamics, Parental Concerns and Mediation

ESRO/Ofcom (October 2015)
A summary of the results of Ofcom Children’s Media Lives Year 1 Study. This is a small-scale, qualitative study which complements Ofcom’s quantitative media literacy surveys. It tracks the same 18 children aged 8-15 over a 3 year period in order to provide an in-depth understanding of how this sample of children are thinking about and using digital media. The first of three waves of ethnographic research was conducted in autumn 2014. This Research Highlights presents a summary of the results of the study in relation to online safety, family dynamics, parental concerns and mediation. 

84: Childwise Monitor PreSchool Report 2015

Childwise (October 2015)
A summary of the results of the CHILDWISE Monitor Pre-School Report 2015. It provides an overview of trends in the media use of children aged up to 4 years. 1034 online interviews were conducted with parents of children aged between 6 months and 4 years old during June 2015.

83: Net Children Go Mobile: UK Qualitative Research Results

Net Children Go Mobile (July 2015) 
A summary of the UK results of a larger scale European qualitative study of the perceptions and perspectives of parents, teachers and children regarding children’s use of smartphones and tablets. 19 boys and 19 girls aged 9-16 took part in the research, either in single sex focus groups in schools, individual interviews in schools, and interviews with individuals or single sex pairs in homes. 3 focus groups (N = 17) with parents of children aged 11-17 were conducted, as well as 2 individual parental interviews. 2 focus groups (N = 13) with teachers and 1 (N = 4) with others working with children were also undertaken. Data collection occurred between January and September 2014.

82: Net Children Go Mobile: European Qualitative Research Results

Net Children Go Mobile (July 2015)
A summary of a large scale European qualitative study of the perceptions and perspectives of children, parents, teachers and others working with young people regarding the adoption, use, opportunities and risks associated with use of smartphones and tablets. Data were collected in nine European countries (e.g., Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, UK). 55 focus groups (N = 219) and 107 interviews (N = 108) were conducted with children aged 9-16, and 40 focus groups (N = 180) and 44 interviews (N = 50) were conducted with adults across the nine countries. Children were recruited through at least 3 different schools and youth centres, and adults through schools, parent / teacher organisations etc. Data collection occurred between January and September 2014.

81: Young Children (0-8) and Digital Technology: A Qualitative Exploratory Study Across Seven Countries

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (June 2015) 
A summary of a European pilot study undertaken across 7 countries. 70 focus groups were undertaken with children aged 6-7, their siblings and parents about their use of the internet and related technologies. Data were collected between September and mid October 2014. 

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