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Social media companies are too “lazy, reluctant, and big” to protect children properly from harmful content online, and should be held responsible by stronger legislation, including fines, the Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek, has said.

MediaChurch Times, 8 February 2019
 
An attempt to include secular humanists and atheists on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day was rejected in November. A letter from patrons of Humanists UK had urged BBC Director-General Tony Hall to air non-religious beliefs during the religious slot. Opponents of the move said that BBC output was already overwhelmingly secular and humanist.
MediaEvangelicals Now January 2019
 
One in seven people are not getting the most out of apps due to lack of confidence and knowledge about how they work, a survey suggests. Some 13% of people feel they are missing out on the full benefits of apps for these reasons – including 12% of those aged 25 to 34 who said this – NatWest found. One in six (16%) over 55s also said they did not feel they were getting the full benefits of using apps.
MediaThe Sentinel – 14th November 2018
 
Snapchat is set to become more popular than Facebook among 18 to 24-year-olds by 2019, having added an estimated 350,000 users in 2018. This would bring its total up to five million, eclipsing Facebook for the first time. Facebook is set to lose 500,000 users this year, making over-55s the second largest demographic on the site.
MediaYouth and Children’s Work – October 2018
 
Smart home devices such as artificial intelligence-powered speakers are becoming increasingly common in the UK, according to research by YouGov. The firm’s Smart Homes 2018 Report reveals that almost a quarter of Britons (23 per cent) now own at least one smart device for the home, with just under one in 10 (8 per cent) owning two or more.
MediaThe Sentinel - 10th August 2018
 
All homes across the UK should have access to full-fibre broadband coverage by the year 2033, according to the Government’s digital strategy. Proposals set out by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport recommended legislation to guarantee new homes are fitted with full-fibre broadband. Full-fibre connections- which are faster, more reliable and cheaper to run compared with traditional copper-based networks- only stand at 4% in the UK. For comparison, Spain stands at 71%.
MediaThe Sentinel - 24th July 2018
 
Children aged between 4 and 15 are more likely to watch shows on YouTube than on TV, with TV viewing dropping by a quarter since 2010.
MediaPremier Youth and Children’s Work – February 2018
 
According to Ofcom, 90 per cent of 12 to 15-year-olds stop to consider the truth of a story they come across online. Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, says this shows that young people are aware of the concept of fake news. They found that 99 per cent of these young people spend nearly 21 hours a week online, and 74 per cent have a social media profile.
MediaPremier Youth and Children’s Work – February 2018
 
The top ten most googled queries in 2017 included questions around modern tech, Trump jargon and current affairs. The top ‘how to’ questions included how to tie a tie, how to kiss and how to make money. Google’s data editor Simon Rogers pointed out that ‘how to’ searches have increased by more than 140 per cent since 2004.
MediaPremier Youth and Children’s Work – March 2018
 
63% of school aged children wouldn’t care if social media didn’t exist. 60% think friends portray a fake version of themselves online.
MediaPremier Youth and Children’s Work - November 2017
 
An Ofcom report shows that parents are divided over ‘sharenting’: whether or not to post online photos and news about their children online. According to the Communications Market Report, 56 per cent of parents choose not to share pictures of their children on social media and other online platforms. The majority of these gave the reason that they prefer to keep their children’s lives private. Meanwhile, 42 per cent of parents do share images, and at least half of them do so on a regular basis.
MediaPremier YCW – September 2017
 
Social media firms will be required to delete information on children and adults when asked under new laws aimed at giving people a greater ‘right to be forgotten’ online. The Data Protection Bill will make it simpler for people to control how companies use their personal details, with extra powers for the information watchdog to issue fines of up to £17 million. The new powers will mean people can ask social media platforms to delete information they posted in their childhood.
MediaThe Sentinel - August 8th 2017
 
The statistics are startling: around 75 percent of 5-15 year olds now use a tablet. 20 percent of 8-15 year olds, when questioned, said they believed that everything they see on social media is true. And only one third of 12-15 year olds could identify the advertising they were seeing in their search engine. It’s estimated that around 90% of children have a digital footprint in the form of photos and family information posted on social media by the time they reach their second birthday. Research shows that 92 percent of parents manage their child’s time on the internet.
MediaFamilies First - May/June 2017
 
A recent report has revealed that Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people. The Royal Society for Public Health’s (RSPH) survey of 14-24 year olds found that the photo-sharing app negatively impacted on people’s body image, sleep and fear of missing out. It concluded that Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter are also harmful, with only YouTube deemed to have a positive impact.
MediaPremier Youth and Children’s Work – July 2017
 
Despite 58% of parents of 5-15 year olds being aware of network level internet filters provided by ISPs, only 31% apply them (although this is up from 26% in the 2015 survey).
Media(Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Ofcom report) Media Watch-UK – Spring 2017
 
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