106: Ofcom Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes, Focus on Take Up and Use

Ofcom (Nov 2016) 

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.

95: Children’s Media Lives: Year 2 Findings - Social Media and Identity

ESRO/Ofcom (January 2016) 
A summary of the results of Ofcom’s Children’s Media Lives Study Year 2. 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 second wave of ethnographic research was conducted in spring 2015. This Research Highlight presents a summary of the results of the study which relate to social media and identity. 

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.

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.

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.

61: The Experiences of Children Aged 11-16 on Social Networking Sites

ChildLine (Feb 2014)
A summary of a report presenting the results of a large scale, representative online survey of 11-16 year olds about their use of social networking sites (N = 1024). The study was conducted for the NSPCC by the market research agency, ResearchBods.

60: The Experiences of Children Aged 11-12 on Social Networking Sites

ChildLine (Feb 2014) 
A summary of a report presenting the results of data collected from 11-12 year olds as part of a large scale, representative online survey of 11-16 year olds about their use of social networking sites (N = 1024). The study was conducted for the NSPCC by the market research agency, ResearchBods.

58: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes - Take Up and Use 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).

39: Understanding Children’s Online Activities: Developing Research to Enhance Police Practice

Elena Martellozzo, Middlesex University (Apr 2012) 
A summary of the results of a qualitative study conducted in 4 schools located in diverse areas of London. It included 16 focus groups with 86 young people (age 10-16), and a small sample of 5 face-to-face interviews with head teachers and teachers.

30: Excessive social networking and young people

Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University  (Jun 2012)
A systematic literature review was carried out examining excessive social networking addiction among children and adolescents.