Posts tagged Internet Safety
"Left to Their Own Devices: Young People, Social Media and Mental Health" Barnardo's Report June 2019

Barnardo’s has released a research report into young people’s use of social media, with a specific focus on the effect of using social media platforms on mental health. The authors explored the views of children and young people, parents/guardians/carers and frontline Barnardo’s practitioners.

The report found that:

  • 78% of practitioners working with children aged between 11 and 15 had accessed unsuitable or harmful content through social media

  • 84% of practitioners working with children aged between 11 and 15 were able to use social media to access advice and help for mental wellbeing

  • Children and young people want guidance on social media to focus on the stories of children and young people who have first-hand experience of social media.

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"Young People, Internet Use and Wellbeing-Technology in the Home" SWGfL Report

A report by the Internet Safety organisation SWGfL which looks at children and young people’s use of the Internet and technology in the home. The report provides findings from a survey of 9,154 children and young people between Year 2 and Year 13 living in the UK and a survey of parents conducted by Mumsnet.

The report has found that:

  • Young people are likely to turn to their parents for help until they reach their teenage years

  • As young people get older, they believe they know more about digital technology than their parents

  • Young people become more and more confident about bypassing technical house rules as they get older

  • There may be evidence to suggest as children get older they aren’t aware their internet access is being monitored.

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