111: UK Schools Online Safety Policy and Practice Assessment 2016

Professor Andy Phippen (Oct 2016) 

An overview of the results of the analysis of the self-assessment data collected from the 360 degree safe tool (https://360safe.org.uk/) launched by SWGfL in November 2009, and used by over 8000 schools across the country.

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.

66: What do 17,000 children in London tell us about online safety? The London Esafety Report

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.

52: Protecting Children Online: Teachers' Perspectives on E-safety

Vital & NFER (July 2013)
A summary of the results of a study conducted by NFER on behalf of Vital to establish the views of teachers about different aspects of e-safety. The nationally representative sample consisted of 1315 practising teachers from 1051 mainstream schools (54% primary, 46% secondary). The survey was carried out between the 3rd and 6th January, 2012.

32: Virtual Violence II: Progress and Challenges in the Fight against Cyberbullying (Teachers)

Beatbullying (Jun 2012)
Beatbullying’s second large-scale research study of cyberbullying among 11-16-year-olds in the UK aimed to explore the phenomenon of cyberbullying. Findings from teachers’ perspective. 

31: Virtual Violence II: Progress and Challenges in the Fight against Cyberbullying (Pupils)

Beatbullying (Jun 2012)
Beatbullying’s second large-scale research study of cyberbullying among 11-16 year olds in the UK aimed to explore the phenomenon of cyberbullying- findings from the pupils perspective.

29: Improving e-safety in primary schools

Lucy Shipton, Sheffield Hallam University (Aug 2011)
A small scale qualitative study of the internet safety policies and procedures of two primary schools, based on interviews with teachers and focus groups with children.

17: Internet safety and schools

Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University (May 2011)
A small scale quantitative survey of issues faced by school about internet safety, revealing safety provisions and concerns. 

11: Online safety policy and practice in the UK – an analysis of 360 degree safe self review data

South West Grid for Learning and University of Plymouth (Sept 2010)
A small scale quantitative survey of issues faced by school about internet safety, revealing safety provisions and concerns.