[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…

[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…

[REPORT] ‘Smartphone by default’ internet users from @Ofcom

Ofcom just published a new report looking a 'smartphone by default' users. The report starts: Ofcom commissioned ESRO to investigate the experiences of ‘smartphone by default’ internet users, and fieldwork was carried out in early 2016. The research project focused on those who conduct the vast majority of their online activities through their smartphone - either through choice or due to external factors limiting their access to alternative devices. The sample contained participants with a…

[REPORT] Adults Media Use and Attitudes with @Ofcom

A report published by Ofcom as part of their media literacy duties. It provides research that looks at media use, attitudes and understanding, and how these change over time, with a particular focus on those groups that tend not to participate digitally. The report covers TV, radio, mobile, games, and the internet, with a particular focus on the latter. The report focuses on the current wave of research which was conducted in autumn 2015 and any…

[RESEARCH] Who is Generation Next?

The National Children's Bureau has just published the following report: Who is Generation Next? An excerpt from the Foreword: These 11 to 16 year-olds, growing up in the context of significant economic challenges and with the proliferation of new technology, share some of the concerns of their parents’ generation. Across the generations, crime, activities for young people and street cleanliness are identified as local priorities. However, they have their own challenges too. They are anxious about getting…