OFCOM: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Report

From the executive summary: Our 2012 Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes report provides detailed evidence of media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15. For the first time it also provides indicative information about the access to, and use of, media among children aged 3-4. Our report also includes findings relating to parents’ views about their children’s media use, and the ways that parents seek – or not – Continue Reading →

Young Canadians in a Wired World: Talking to Youth and Parents about Life Online

From the introduction: This report sets out the findings of an exploratory qualitative research study that examined the attitudes and experiences of children, youth and parents relating to networked communications technologies. Using a semi?structured interview guide, we conducted a total of 12 qualitative group sessions in Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa, with young people ages 11?17 and with parents of children and youth ages 11?17. A total of 66 young people and 21 parents participated in Continue Reading →

Dutton, W.H. and Blank, G. (2011) Next Generation Users: The Internet in Britain 2011. Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.

From the introduction This report opens by describing the emergence of “next generation users” who are developing a new pattern of Internet use. We follow the emerging next generation users throughout the next eight sections that summarise the details and highlights of the 2011 survey. The report closes with a methodological appendix. The first detailed section of the report focuses on describing the diffusion of the Internet as an innovation in information and communication technology Continue Reading →