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Research Highlight Series

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). 

89: How Parents of Young Children Manage Digital Devices at Home

EU Kids Online, LSE (November 2015)
A summary of the results of the re-analysis of the qualitative research study conducted with the families of young children aged 0-8 years across seven European countries (N = 70) which examined parental management of digital devices at home.

88: ISEC Illegal Use of the Internet Project — Stakeholder Consultation

Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies, Middlesex University (November 2015)
A summary of the results of a small scale stakeholder consultation study conducted as part of the ISEC Illegal Use of the Internet Project. Eleven stakeholders were recruited across policing, industry, government, third sector and academia throughout England and Wales. Semi-structured interviews probing elements of the investigative and legal parameters of online CSE were conducted and a number of key issues identified.