The Cybersurvey – carried out by Youthworks in partnership with Internet Matters – is the largest and most robust survey of its kind in the UK, with nearly 15,000 children aged 11-17 taking part across 82 schools across the country. In the latest report, it draws out key themes from what young people tell us about their online lives.
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This report draws from young people, some with vulnerabilities, in schools across the UKand their thoughts and experiences of sharing self-generated explicit images, videos or live streams, and also the risks associated with doing so.
The Children's Society Good Childhood Report estimates that almost a quarter of a million children in the UK report being unhappy with their lives as a whole.
It's time to listen to young people and show a whole generation they matter.
An overview of data on child abuse online.
Key findings from 2019
year on year increases in the numbers and rates of police-recorded online child sexual offences in England and Wales and Northern Ireland
increases in police-recorded offences of obscene publications or indecent photos in all four UK nations over the last five years
increases in the number of URLs confirmed by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) as containing child sexual abuse imagery since 2015
less than half of children aged 12 to 15 say they know how to change their settings to control who can view their social media
the majority of parents, carers and members of the public agree that social networks should have a legal responsibility to keep children safe on their platforms.
This briefing advocates for a broader recognition of young people’s investments in digital intimacies, acknowledging what growing up and learning about sex in the digital age means for young people in order to inform future policy
Online Nation is a new annual report that looks at what people are doing online, how they are served by online content providers and platforms, and their attitudes to and experiences of using the internet. It brings the relevant research into a single place and aims to act as a data- and insight driven resource for stakeholders at a time of significant evolution in the online landscape.