Final report of key project findings
Magdalena Bober, Sonia Livingstone ,
This report presents the main project findings and recommendations. These are based on a national UK survey conducted face to face with 1,511 children and young people aged 9-19, together with a survey administered to 906 of their parents, and a series of focus group interviews and observations focusing on children’s use of the internet.
According to the research, many parents lack the skills to guide and support their children's internet use, yet it also demonstrated that internet-literate parents have internet-literate children.
Professor Sonia Livingstone, professor of social psychology in LSE's Media and Communication Department, said: 'Now that many young people rely on the internet for information, homework help and careers guidance, the more it matters that some of them are getting left behind. Not knowing how to best use the internet may have a negative impact on their education and employment opportunities.'
The report notes that a group it terms 'disengaged youth' are the least likely to engage with the net, least likely to have access at home and are less expert internet users. These young people find themselves 'on the wrong side' of the digital divide and are at risk of missing out on the many opportunities the internet has to offer.
These are some of the key findings of a major two year research project investigating 9-19 year olds' internet use, UK Children Go Online (UKCGO), carried out by Professor Sonia Livingstone and Dr Magdalena Bober of LSE. They analysed results from a national, in-home face to face survey of 1,511 young people aged 9-19 and a written questionnaire to 906 of their parents. The research was funded by an Economic and Social Research Council grant under the e-Society Programme.
They found that children who are daily and weekly users have parents who also use the internet more often and are more expert. These tend to be middle-class teenagers, and those with home access. Greater online skills are associated with the take up of a wide range of online opportunities for children and young people, and a divide is growing not just of access but also centred on the quality of use. For some, the internet is a rich, stimulating resource, for others, a narrow, unengaging medium.
One way to help is to ensure that literacy initiatives are also targeted at parents. Fearful parents may take too rigorous an approach to restricting online access completely and thereby leave their children less aware of online risks, such as chat room dangers, when they do use the internet.
The report notes that one way parents can improve their awareness of the online risks faced by their children is by increasing supportive activities, such as going online together. This needs to be balanced with respect for their children's privacy, an approach that, according to the report, improves trust and ensures safety issues are more likely to be discussed in future.
The report also calls for action by the government and industry. Professor Livingstone said: 'Of the parents we surveyed, 18 per cent, nearly a fifth, said they don't know how to help their children use the internet safely. Many recognised their own responsibility - 67 per cent wanted more and better advice for parents, but 75 per cent also wanted more and better teaching guidance in schools. A total of 85 per cent of parents wanted to see tougher regulation of pornography.'
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|'Net baffled' parents may reduce children's job and education prospects: News about new report "'UKChildrenGoOnline" ( : Link unterbrochen? Letzte Überprüfung: 2018-05-11 Letzte erfolgreiche Überprüfung: 2014-12-11)|
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