92: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes - Children’s Media Access, Use and Critical Understanding

Ofcom (November 2015)
A summary of the results of Ofcom Children’s Media Literacy Tracker, a large-scale quantitative survey based on in-home interviews with children aged 5-15 and their parents/carers and with parents of children aged 3-4. From April to June 2015, 1,379 in-home interviews with parents and children aged 5-15 were conducted, along with 688 interviews with parents of children aged 3-4. This Research Highlight presents the results from the report which relate to the analysis of data on children’s media use and critical understanding.

91: Safer Internet Day 2016 Creating a Better Internet for All

UK Safer Internet Centre / ResearchBods (February 2016)
A summary of the results of an online survey of young peoples’ attitudes, experiences and responses to positives and negatives online conducted for Safer Internet Day 2016. This addressed the role of the internet in facilitating rights and promoting empowerment, while also potentially facilitating online hate. The research was conducted by ResearchBods between 8-20th January 2016 with a representative sample of 1,512 young people aged 13-18 years old in the United Kingdom.

90: Safer Internet Day 2015: Campaign Evaluation

Populus (November 2015) 
A summary of the results of an online survey of a nationally representative group of adults, teens and children to assess the effectiveness of Safer Internet Day and the Be Smart Campaign (BBC). Populus conducted 1,506 online interviews with 502 children aged 11-13 years, 502 aged 14-16 years, and 502 parents of children aged 11-16 (with quotas set on age, gender and region). 

87: Children’s Media Lives: Year 1 Findings – Advertising, Content Creation and Funding

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 advertising, content creation and funding.

86: Children’s Media Lives: Year 1 Findings - Devices and Activities

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 devices and activities.

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. 

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.

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.

74: Safer Internet Day 2014: Campaign Evaluation

Populus (January 2015)
A summary of the results of an online survey of a nationally representative group of adults, teens and children to assess the effectiveness of the Safer Internet Day campaign. A post-campaign survey targeted 525 children aged 8-12 years, 525 teenagers aged 13-17 years, 520 parents with children aged 8-17, and 519 adults aged 18+. 

67: To Tell Or Not to Tell? Youth’s Responses to Unwanted Internet Experiences

Lund University, Sweden & University of New Hampshire, USA (May 2015) 
A summary of the results of the large scale and nationally representative Third Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS-3) undertaken in the USA between August, 2010 and January, 2011. The study aimed to quantify youth experiences with unwanted sexual solicitations, harassment and unwanted exposure to pornography online. The sample consisted of 1,560 Internet users aged 10-17 and their caretakers. The results presented are based on data from those participants who reported unwanted Internet experiences (e.g., sexual solicitation, online harassment, unwanted exposure to pornography) and who answered follow-up questions about whether they had told someone about the experience (n = 134, n = 174 and n = 346 respectively) or how the situation ended (n = 134, n = 170 and n = 348 respectively).