Research into internet usage has been conducted across the UK, by the National Education Network (the UK collaborative network for on line education funded by government), and Lancaster University.
It took the form of surveys, directed at teachers and personnel in schools (head teachers, safeguarding officers, teachers, non-teaching staff, and governors), or at pupils, with different questions for each different age group (14-19, 12-14, 10-11, 8-9, and 5-7 years of age).
To find out more, and to access the surveys here
The draft report of findings is available here which in general terms emphaises well established trends: for younger children to be reporting more risk, staff desiring more training and support, and children making more use of mobiles and social networking than is comfortable for many schools.
Kidscape would welcome your contribution to their survey.
Rebecca Round, researcher with Kidscape says: “The questionnaire assesses many avenues. It not only looks at what young people access online but also how they act online and the motives behind these activities. In addition, it measures whether children see cyberspace as part of reality or fantasy. So the results have the potential to be really eye-opening and hopefully a catalyst for further vital research.”
The survey is open until 10 Dec 2010 and the analysis will be availble in time for Safer Internent Day 6 Feb 2011.
See here for more details
The latest results of Youthworks Cybersurvey are available here
Safetynet says “This simple online survey has been planned to find out the extent of cyberbullying and cyber abuse experienced by young people aged 10 -16 and 16+ and their use of e-safety advice”.
Would you be surprised to find 70% of young people thought hacking was uncool, but 26% have tried it, 36% have been hacked and 5% were considering it as a career move?
These are some of the results of an interesting vendor survey comparing teenage views about hacking in New York USA with those in London and Cumbria UK. See:
Survey of Teenage Hacking and News report of Survey