Communications regulator Ofcom has released their annual Media Use and Attitudes Report that looks at recent online trends and the attitudes of children and parents across the UK.
The report provides an insight into the media use, attitudes and understanding of children and young people aged 3-17. It also looks at how the parents of this age group are monitoring and managing their child’s online activity and their views on the same.
The positives and negatives of being online
Ofcom found that children aged 12-17 and their parents often recognised there were benefits to going online:
On the other hand,