122: Maximising Opportunities and Minimising Risks for Children Online: The Role of Digital Skills in Emerging Strategies of Parental Mediation

Sonia Livingstone, Kjartan Ólafsson, Ellen Helsper, Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva, Giuseppe Veltri and Frans Folkvord (Nov 2017)

A summary of the results of a large-scale survey exploring parental beliefs, concerns and actions in relation to parent and child online skills, risks and opportunities, and parental mediation. The survey questioned European parents aged 25-65 with children aged 6-14 living in their household and under their responsibility or care in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Italy, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. 800 interviews were conducted per country (N=6,400). Quota sampling was used with random sampling within age quotas (25-34, 35-49, and 50-64) to ensure a representative sample.

121: ‘Sharenting’, Parent Blogging, and the Boundaries of the Digital Self

Professor Sonia Livingstone and Dr Alicia Blum Ross (Nov 2017)

A summary of research examining how parent bloggers represent themselves as parents and the implications for those drawn into these representations (e.g., their children). The study conducted interviews with 17 parent bloggers, 13 identified as White and the remaining four as Asian, British Asian, or mixed race. Most had young children from toddlers through primary school age, and four had children with special educational needs and disabilities. Five of the 17 bloggers were fathers

96: Sexting and Young People: The Parent's View

NSPCC (August 2016) 
A summary of the results of a large scale survey undertaken by FACTs International, on behalf of the NSPCC, between February and April 2016. The study examined explored parent’s knowledge and perceptions of sexting, as well as the types of resources and support that they would like to receive. Initial qualitative interviews were undertaken with 32 parents and carers in order to inform the survey questions. This was followed by an online survey with 1000 parents and carers from across the UK, which was available online between the 4th April and the 19th April. 

93: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes – Parental Concerns and Mediation

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 parental concerns and mediation. 

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.

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. 

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.

75: Net Aware: A Parent's Guide to Social Networking Sites

NSPCC (January 2015)
The results of a large scale quantitative study which informed the design of the NSPCC Netaware Guide. The NSPCC consulted with 1854 children and young people aged 11-18 in order to establish the most used social networking platforms. 511 parents were then recruited from the parenting website Mumsnet to review the most popular websites, apps and games against a set of criteria based on national and international best practice in keeping children safe online.

57: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes - Online Concerns and Mediation Report

Ofcom (Oct 2013) 
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).

51: Safer Internet Day 2013 - Campaign Evaluation

Other Lines (July 2013) 
A summary of the results of an online survey for children aged 8-12 (N = 523), teenagers aged 13-18 (N = 1,761) and adults (N = 2,032), to assess awareness of Safer Internet Day and the impact of the campaign on behaviour and attitudes.