Category Archives: Research

Online Safety Alerts – Think Before you Scare

In recent weeks a number of schools and other professionals have approached the Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) within the Education Safeguarding team  in relation to warning parents/carers and young people about the online safeguarding risks they have heard about via the … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day 2017 – Today is the day! #SID2017

To mark Safer Internet Day 2017 young people across the UK are joining Government ministers, celebrities, industry figures, schools and police services to inspire people to ‘Be the Change’ and unite for a better internet today. Safer Internet Day is … Continue reading

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New data from Ofcom – Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 2016

On the 16th November 2016 Ofcom published new research Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes. Jane Rumble, Ofcom Director of Market Intelligence said: “Children’s lives are increasingly digital, with tablets and smartphones commanding more attention than ever. Even so, families are … Continue reading

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Ofcom Publish their First Children’s Media Lives qualitative report

Ofcom have today published their first Children’s Media Lives qualitative report. Ofcom’s Children’s Media Lives is a new three-year study, following the same 8-15 year olds each year to explore how they are using digital media and what they think … Continue reading

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New Ofcom Report 2015 finds that half of UK homes have turned to tablets in just five years

New Ofcom research has revealed that the tablet computer has established itself as a must-have device in just five years as over half of UK households (54%) one. Apple’s iPad launched in the UK on 28 May 2010 and, alongside … Continue reading

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NSPCC find that parents may be missing vital information in online safety talks with children

The NSPCC have recently surveyed more than 600 primary school children about what information they feel they need to help them to stay safe online. More than 80% of children said that online privacy settings on mobile apps and games … Continue reading

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New IWF Research Published: Youth Produced Sexual Content

The Internet Watch Foundation have published the key findings of a quantitative study of youth-produced sexual content online. The study  has been carried out over a three month period between September and November 2014 and used a combination of proactively sourced … Continue reading

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New EU Kids Online report highlights that children are influenced by sensationalist media

Sensationalist media coverage of online risks such as cyberbullying or the danger of meeting an online ‘friend’ offline, may be acting as a barrier to effectively educating children on e-safety, a new report has claimed. The report, released on Monday … Continue reading

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The experiences of 11-16 year olds on social networking sites – new NSPCC Research.

In February 2014 the NSPCC published a new report which describes the experiences of 11-16 year olds on social networking sites and the strategies they use to deal with things that upset them online. Researchers conducted an online self completion … Continue reading

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