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'Young People, Internet Use and Wellbeing Technology in the Home' report released by South West Grid for Learning

Published: Thursday, 13 June 2019

Co-produced by South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), UK Safer Internet Centre and Prof. Andy Phippen, the report looks at the relationship between digital technology and young people's wellbeing.

The report was compiled using a sample of 9,154 young people aged 6 - 18 years of age across 100 schools in the UK, and 1,035 parents from information gathered by Mumsnet and the Internet Watch Foundation. 

The report finds that parents' main concerns were harmful content, bullying and inappropriate contact. Almost two thirds of children reported having online 'house rules', but over 60% knew how to bypass them. This highlights the need for an open dialogue about online safety between parents and their children. 

A copy of the report can be downloaded from the South West Grid for Learning website