Ofcom has today published the September edition of the Media Literacy e-bulletin. This edition features items on the UKCCIS Child Internet Safety Summit and Ofcom’s research findings on young (...)

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The second European Congress on Media Literacy brought together a variety of people interested in the subject to Bellaria, Italy. Euromeduc organised a congress for further exchange and (...)

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Ofcom’s UK Children’s Media Literacy interim report published today revealed that there has been an increase in children having internet access in their bedrooms – one third of 12-15s (35 per cent) (...)

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Ofcom Update : Social networking profiles almost double in two years

Ofcom’s UK Adults’ Media Literacy interim report published today revealed that almost twice as many internet users now say they have a social networking site profile than in 2007 (38 per cent up from 22 per cent). Some 41 per cent of users now say they use a social networking site daily, compared with 30 per cent two years ago. And three quarters of those with a social networking profile (76 per cent) now say that it can only be seen by family and friends, up from 48 per cent in 2007.

The research involved 812 in-home interviews with adults aged 16 and over from April to May 2009 and is designed to give an accessible overview of media literacy among UK adults aged 16 and over.

Other key findings

The full research can be found here : http://www.ofcom.org.uk/advice/medi...