100: ISEC Project Illegal Use of the Internet Project: Cyber-typologies and Victimisation

Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS), Middlesex University (Nov 2016) 

A summary of the results of a retrospective online questionnaire study conducted by the ISEC Project to examine the vulnerability characteristics, online behaviours and experiences of sexual solicitation of young people. The sample consisted of 1166 young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 from three countries (United Kingdom, N = 340; Ireland, N = 529; Italy, N = 297) who answered questions about their offline lives, online behaviours and experiences when aged 12-16. The majority of the sample (70%) were in education at the time of responding, and 71.1% of respondents were female.  

97: Safer Internet Day 2016: Campaign Evaluation

UK Safer Internet Centre & Populus (September 2016) 

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. Populus conducted 2,503 online interviews with 502 children aged 11-13 years, 502 aged 14-16 years, and 502 parents of children aged 11-16 between 3 and 7 March 2016. Further questions were asked of those who had heard of Safer Internet Day. This sample consisted of 205 young people aged 8-17 years and 103 parents of children under 18, 78 of which were parents of children aged 8-17 years. Respondents were recruited via Populus’ proprietary panel, PopulusLive, and partner panel providers.

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). 

80: EU Kids Online: The Meaning of Online Problematic Situations for Children

EU Kids Online (June 2015) 
A summary of a report presenting the results of a large scale European study which used interviews and focus groups with children aged 9–16 (N = 378) in 9 European countries to examine the meaning of problematic online experiences. Schools and youth centres were used to recruit children for 56 focus groups and 114 interviews between February and September 2013.

79: EU Kids Online: Developing Social Media Literacy

EU Kids Online (June 2015) 
A summary of a report presenting the results of a large scale European study which used interviews and focus groups with children aged 9–16 (N = 378) in 9 European countries to examine social media literacy. Schools and youth centres were used to recruit children for 56 focus groups and 114 interviews between February and September 2013.

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+.