A summary of the results of a large scale study examining the opportunities and risks experienced by young people in their online lives. The sample consisted of 1,696 11–18 year olds who were engaged through schools across the UK and Childline’s engagement platforms (e.g., Facebook). Young people were asked to complete a survey about their online behaviour and knowledge around online safety, as well as to conduct detailed reviews of specific platforms. Data collection ran from December 2016 to February 2017. The NSPCC and O2 also consulted with 674 parents and carers through the research firm, YouGov.
A summary of the results of the 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/carers of children aged 3-4. A sample of 2,059 parents and children were interviewed between April and June 2016. This Research highlights presents results related to children’s media take up and use.
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.
Net Children Go Mobile and EU Kids Online (July 2014)
A summary of the results of the UK (N = 516) collected as part of the Net Children Go Mobile in-home survey among 3,500 9-16 year-old internet users in Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Portugal, and the UK, using a stratified random sample and self-completion methods.
3BM and London Grid for Learning (March 2014)
A summary of the main findings and messages from the London Esafety Report. This large scale quantitative survey of school children in Years 3-9 was designed by the London E-safety Board. All schools across London were sent information about the survey as part of a global communications from the CEO of the London Grid. This targeted head teachers and named contacts within schools in 2013, inviting them to get their classes to complete either in school or at home. Locally, it was also promoted in many Local Authorities. 17,000 responses were deemed useful or complete and used as the basis of the report.
EU Kids Online and LSE (Sept 2013)
A summary of a report which updates and deepens understanding of cross-national differences among the countries surveyed in the EU Kids Online Project. It examines the range and type of online opportunities, risks and harm experienced by the children in each country. It also takes into account the ways in which parents mediate or regulate their children’s internet use in each country.
EU Kids Online (Jun 2012)
A summary of the report presenting new findings and analysis of the EU Kids Online 25 country survey, and previously published findings relevant to EC Vice President Kroes’ CEO Coalition initiative to make the internet a better place for children.
Stephen Carrick-Davies (July 2011)
A small scale qualitative study on vulnerable young people’s use of social media and mobile phones, revealing the link between offline-online vulnerability, risky behaviours online and consequences.