RESEARCH

Research partners are key stakeholders in the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) agenda, providing a body of knowledge and evidence on issues affecting children and young people online today. Armed with this knowledge, we are able to identify emerging trends and shape appropriate responses and create effective resources for the challenges presented.

On this page, you'll find a selection of articles corresponding to the work of research partners in the better and safer internet field.

Social Media Literacy for Change – helping teachers develop their student's social media literacy skills strategically!

In a world that is increasingly dependent on technology and the internet, it comes as no surprise that social media is practically omnipresent in young people's lives. More often than not it is the negative effects of social media that we hear about, while the positives are frequently overlooked. Social media can contribute massively to children and young people's education, preparing them to become active, well-informed and well-rounded individuals, and providing them with opportunities to learn, develop, interact and find emotional support.

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Latest roundup from Parenting for a Digital Future - summer 2018

  • Research
  • 19/07/2018
  • Parenting for a Digital Future

With summer holidays on the horizon, our colleagues at Parenting for a Digital Future share the latest roundup of news on their blog.

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SWGfL publishes report into what causes young people upset online

  • Awareness
  • 27/06/2018
  • SWGfL, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre (SIC), has recently published a report that explores what causes young people upset online. The report is the second in a series titled "Young people, internet use and wellbeing in the UK". Compiled by Professor Andy Phippen from Plymouth University, the series explores the role of technology on young people's wellbeing. Each report in the series will have a specific area of focus, such as gender, age differences, and what harmful content means to young people. It assesses data provided by more than 8,200 young people from the ages of 9 - 18 across over 100 schools in the UK.

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Children's relationship with social media through the eyes of parents

  • Awareness
  • 20/04/2018
  • Greek Safer Internet Centre

The Greek Safer Internet Centre, SaferInternet4Kids of FORTH, has recently published the results of new research looking at children's relationship with social media as seen from a parental perspective.

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Latest roundup from Parenting for a Digital Future – March 2018

  • Awareness
  • 18/04/2018
  • Parenting for a Digital Future

Our colleagues at Parenting for a Digital Future share the latest roundup of news on their blog.

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How young people use social media: Youth Internet Monitor 2018

  • Awareness
  • 18/04/2018
  • Austrian Safer Internet Centre

Saferinternet.at, part of the Austrian Safer Internet Centre (SIC), presents new data on how young people from Austria use social media.

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Boys and very young children at greater risk of most severe online sexual exploitation

  • Awareness
  • 17/03/2018
  • INTERPOL and ECPAT International

Ground-breaking research recently released by INTERPOL and ECPAT International into the online sexual exploitation of children suggests that when online images or videos of child sexual abuse depict boys or very young children, the abuse is more likely to be severe.

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SID 2018 in Norway: Adults need to involve themselves in kids' online lives

  • Awareness
  • 11/03/2018
  • Norwegian Safer Internet Centre

Safer Internet Day (SID) was celebrated on Tuesday, 6 February 2018 right across the globe. Read on to find out more about new research shared by the Norwegian Safer Internet Centre (SIC) on the occasion of SID on the topic of children and media.

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Young children's media use and parents' attitudes in Iceland

  • Awareness
  • 27/02/2018
  • Icelandic Safer Internet Centre

With the ever-increasing role of internet connected devices in the daily lives of people during recent years, the need has grown for research on media use of the youngest children. Smartphones and tablets have become common and tablets are preferred by little fingers. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the media use of 0-to-8 year olds in Iceland and their parents' attitudes towards that use.

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Latest roundup from Parenting for a Digital Future – December 2017

  • Research
  • 11/12/2017
  • Parenting for a Digital Future

Our colleagues at Parenting for a Digital Future share their latest roundup of news on their blog.

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