Young people and e-safety: LGfL survey

NFER recently conducted a survey – on behalf of the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) – of children and young people in Years 3-9 to establish the ways in which those within the age group access technology and to identify the key risks children and young people of that age are exposed to.

The full report was released in May 2015.

Key findings from the report include:

  • The most used social network by this age group is Instagram, followed by WhatsApp. Facbook comes in fifth;
  • 20% of respondents have seen ‘rude’ online images (nudity or pornography);
  • 67% of respondents report that their parents do not always know what they are doing online;
  • The e-safety issue that affects children and young people most is bullying;
  • Almost half of those who make friends with people online go on to meet them in real life;
  • Girls access the internet through their phones much more frequently (35% of use) than boys (20%)
  • There are many other interesting findings that are worth exploring in the very accessible, visual report, which is embedded below.

    If you want to access support to improve your school’s e-safety provision then take a look at the E-safety Health Checks available here.