132: Vulnerable Young People and Their Experience of Online Risks

Adrienne Katz (Youthworks) and Dr Aiman El Asam (University of Kingston) (February 2018)

A summary of the results of a large scale questionnaire study exploring the digital lives of those who are vulnerable offline compared to those of young people with no difficulties, as well as the relationships between five types of vulnerability and four categories of online risk. Data were collected via the annual Cybersurvey conducted in schools in Suffolk. Responses were obtained from 2988 young people aged 10-16 using an online questionnaire. 

131: Case Studies of Men’s Perceptions of Their Online Sexual Interactions with Young People: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Dr Juliane Kloess (University of Birmingham), Dr Michael Larkin (Aston University), Dr Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis (University of Bath), and Professor Anthony R. Beech (University of Birmingham) (April 2018)

A summary of the results of a qualitative study examining offender’s experiences of illegal interactions with young people via Internet communication platforms which progressed to physical meetings. Two interviews were conducted with offenders who met the selection criteria of having committed (a) an offence of sexual grooming under Section 15 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Home Office, 2003), or (b) any other offence under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 that included sexual grooming. The two participants were males in their 30s and 40s. The data were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA).

130: Ofcom Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes - Focus on Critical Understanding

Saville Rossiter-Base/Ofcom (May 2018)

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, and with parents/carers of children aged 3-4 (N = 2065) conducted from April-June 2017). The report also draws on a complementary online study with 500 12-15 years olds conducted in June 2017.

129: Media Use and Attitudes - Focus on Online Risks and Parental Mediation

Saville Rossiter-Base/Ofcom (May 2018)

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, and with parents/carers of children aged 3-4 (N = 2065) conducted from April-June 2017). The report also draws on a complementary online study with 500 12-15 years olds conducted in June 2017.

128: Embracing Powerlessness in Pursuit of Digital Resilience: Managing Cyber-Literacy in Professional Talk

Dr Simon P Hammond and Professor Neil Cooper (Centre for Research on the Child and Family, University of East Anglia) (May 2018)

A summary of the results of a 4-year long Digital Life Story Work programme exploring how everyday conversations in children’s residential care homes foreground institutional concerns regarding online risks and adolescent vulnerability. Ten adolescents (six males and four females, mean age 15 years, age range 14-18 years) and thirty-five residential social care professionals from across four homes were recruited. Multiple qualitative data collection methods were used (e.g., reflective fieldnotes from observations and transcripts from conversations during observations, focus groups, semi-structured interviews and in-situ recordings of conversations stimulated by adolescents’ use of their social media accounts).  

127: Social Media, Social Capital and Adolescents Living in State Care: A Multi-Perspective and Multi-Method Qualitative Study

Dr Simon P Hammond, Professor Neil Cooper and Mr Peter Jordan (Centre for Research on the Child and Family, University of East Anglia) (May 2018)

A summary of the results of a 4-year long Digital Life Story Work programme exploring how adolescents in residential care settings use digital technologies to reflect on their lived experiences. Ten adolescents (six males and four females, mean age 15 years, age range 14-18 years) and thirty-five residential social care professionals from across four homes were recruited. Multiple qualitative data collection methods were used (e.g., reflective fieldnotes from observations and transcripts from conversations during observations, focus groups, semi-structured interviews and in-situ recordings of conversations stimulated by adolescents’ use of their social media accounts). 

126: Project deSHAME: Young People’s Experiences of Online Sexual Harassment

Maithreyi Rajeshkumar (Childnet) and Jo Bryce (University of Central Lancashire) (March 2018)

A summary of a large scale study examining young people’s experiences of peer-related online sexual harassment in Denmark, Hungary and the UK. 3,257 young people aged 13-17 years in the UK (n=1,559), Denmark (n=915) and Hungary (n=783) completed an online questionnaire. 107 young people aged 13-17 years also took part in focus groups in the UK (n=39), Denmark (n=29) and Hungary (n=39) addressing this issue.

 

125: Safer Internet Day 2018 - Digital Friendships: The Role of Technology in Young People’s Relationships

Maithreyi Rajeshkumar and Chris Heal (UK Safer Internet Centre) (February 2018)

A summary of a large scale study examining the role of technology in young people’s relationships, the impact of this on their wellbeing, and how they want the adults in their lives to support them. The survey was conducted online by Censuswide between 15-18th December 2017 with a representative sample of 2000 young people aged 8-17 years old in the United Kingdom.

124: Offence Processes of Online Sexual Grooming and Abuse of Children Via Internet Communication Platforms

Dr Juliane Kloess (University of Birmingham), Dr Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis (University of Bath), and Professor Anthony R. Beech (University of Birmingham) (July 2017)

A summary of the results of a qualitative study examining the context in which sexual grooming occurs as part of sexually exploitative interactions with young people online. A five case series, comprising 29 transcripts of 22 interactions, were analysed using thematic analysis. These were identified and selected by the police forces involved based on meeting the criteria of the offender having committed (a) an offence of sexual grooming under Section 15 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Home Office, 2003), or (b) any other offence under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 that included sexual grooming. 

123: Does Young People’s Tendency to Experience Risks Reach Across the Online/Offline Divide?

Dr Anke Görzig and the EU Kids Online UK Team (LSE) (January 2018) 

A summary of the results of a large scale study examining whether online and offline risk experiences: a) are behaviourally distinct, b) share the same common underlying propensity to experience risks, or c) both – show a mixture of joint and distinct properties. Data came from the LSE EU Kids Online study (www.eukidsonline.net), a random sample of 25,000 Internet-using children aged 9-16 across 25 European countries. For ethical reasons answers from 11-16 year olds only were used for this study, resulting in a sample of 19,406 (50% girls).