[DIGITAL] New Media Literacy Bulletin from @Ofcom

July's media bulletin from @Ofcom was released today, highlighting four reports that Ofcom have produced - essential reading for understanding the UK's digital environment: Key finding from 'Adults: Media Use and Attitudes 2019' report from Ofcom: Mobile phones are increasingly integral to everyday life and half of adults now say, of all devices, they would miss their mobile phone the most. One in three adults never use a computer to go online and one in…

[MEDIA] Talking about new @Ofcom Report with @BBC_Cumbria

Ofcom today have released their latest Children and parents: media use and attitudes report, and I've just been speaking to Emma Borthwick on BBC Radio Cumbria about that: Key findings TV sets and tablets dominate device use, but time spent watching TV on a TV set (broadcast or on demand) is decreasing The viewing landscape is complex, with half of 5-15s watching OTT television services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV YouTube is…

[REPORT] OfCom: Adults’ Media Use and Attitudes Report

Ofcom publishes regular research into people's attitudes to various forms of media, including digital, and the latest has just been published. Here's the brief overview at the beginning: Internet use is becoming more mobile, with more people going online via their smartphones and accessing the internet in locations other than work and home. This connectivity is affecting our lives in many ways, with increasing take-up of communication services like WhatsApp, more use of streaming and…

#DigitalParenting: New @Ofcom Report Out

Every year media regulator Ofcom releases an annual 'Children and Parents: Media and Attitudes Report'. One of the stories picked up by the media this year was that "Half of children aged 11 and 12 have a social media profile, despite most platforms' minimum age being 13, a study from regulator Ofcom suggests." From my book Raising Children in a Digitial Age, p84-85:   "It seems clear that children are starting to go onto the…

[REPORT] The Real Digital Divide by @goodthingsfdn

  As I seek to encourage people to see the possibilities and the positives in digital technology, it's important to keep an eye on where the digital divide is (see recent Digital Leaders event), such as in this latest research: "The real digital divide?' report breaks down the demographics of people who are not gaining full benefit from the internet - either because they’re complete non-users, or that they’re using the internet in a limited way…
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