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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
 
Social Media plays an important role in the lives of tweens and teenagers, with 72% of 12-15 year olds having a social media profile. Interestingly, the number of children creating a profile doubled between the ages of 10 and 11, despite the majority of the most popular sites requiring account-holders to be 13.
Media(Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Ofcom report) Media Watch-UK – Spring 2017
 
The amount of time children spend viewing content on a TV set is decreasing, as more young people are watching content on devices such as tablets and mobile phones. Tablets are used by the majority of children in each of the age brackets...From the age of 11, children begin to choose their mobile phone over the TV as the device they would miss the most if taken away.
Media(Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes Ofcom report) Media Watch-UK – Spring 2017
 
3-to-4-year olds spend around 8.5 hours a week online. 34% of 3-to-4-year-olds own their own media device (tablet, games console). 5-to-15-year-olds spend around 15 hours a week online. 32% of 8-to-11-year-olds and 80% of 12-to-15-year-olds own a smartphone. 73% of 5-to-15-year-olds regularly watch YouTube. 23% of 8-to-11-year-olds and 72% of 12-to-15-year-olds have a social media profile.
Media(Ofcom Children and parents: media use and attitudes report) and Youth and Children’s Work - February 2017
 
The internet was used daily or almost daily by 80 per cent of adults in Great Britain in 2016, compared with 35 per cent in 2006.
MediaChristianity - February 2017
 
The BBC has begun examining programme-makers’ willingness to promote LGBT lifestyles when deciding on new TV shows.
MediaThe Christian Institute - 21st October 2016
 
The BBC’s output is ‘too Christian’ and more room should be made for content from other faiths, the corporation’s head of religion and ethics has said.
MediaThe Christian Institute - 20th May 2016
 
Church spires in rural areas may be used to provide wireless internet access. The Guardian reports that the Church of England is offering their use as communications towers as part of an initiative to complete the roll out of superfast broadband to every home in Britain.
MediaBible Society - 20th May 2016
 
The EU is discussing increasing the minimum age for social media sites from 13 to 16. The new legislation would mean that under 16s would need permission from parents to sign up to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
MediaYouthwork - February 2016
 
The historical advisor to ITV’s successful series, Downton Abbey, revealed in mid-November that religious references were deliberately left out for fear they would alienate increasingly secular audiences.
MediaEvangelicals Now - January 2016
 
This autumn saw the publication of a new report from The Office of National Statistics looking at children’s use of social media. Researchers gathered data on screen use and mental wellbeing from over 20,000 children, parents and teachers. They found a clear association between longer time on social websites and distress, anxiety and depression. Their conclusion: heavy use of social media is as bad for children as bullying or a troubled home.
MediaMedia watch-UK - Autumn 2015
 
Pensioners have condemned proposals by the BBC to ask the over-75s to 'voluntarily' pay the cost of TV licences. The move is being considered as the BBC trust faces £600 million cuts as part of a new funding deal with the Government for 2020.
MediaThe Sentinel - 27th January 2016
 
Young people spend more time online than watching television, and Netflix is more popular than conventional channels, according to a survey.
MediaBBC News - 26th January 2016
 
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