Ofcom, a UK based communications regulator, recently published its Children and parents: media use and attitudes report (PDF) which looks at media use, attitudes and understanding among UK children aged 5-15. It also documents the views of parents/carers about their child’s media use, and the rules and tools that parents use to manage such use.
The research found that for the first time12-15s say they would miss their mobile (28 per cent) and the internet (25 per cent) more than TV (18 per cent).
It also reveals that more than nine out of ten (95 per cent) 12-15 year olds now have internet access at home through a PC or laptop, up from 89 per cent in 2010.
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About Rhys Daunic: Rhys is a member of the NAMLE board of directors currently serving the Executive Committee as Secretary, and is chair of the Communications Committee. He is a Brooklyn based educator and consultant who integrates media literacy education into a variety of learning environments around the country. He is co-founder and director of The Media Spot, where he specializes in working with organizations, educators and students to design and implement curricula that align media literacy concepts with learning goals through 21st century forms of communication.
Rhys also works with schools and non-profits to create and maintain customized online learning networks, sharing all teaching resources, production notes, articles, tutorials, and archived student productions with the educational community through themediaspot.org.
Additionally, Rhys provides workshops and embedded professional development to K-12 schools throughout New York City as an educational technology consultant with Digital School Solutions (DSS). View author profile.