New research conducted by the London School of Economics shows the risks children face are increasingly related to user generated content including what children themselves are sharing.
According to the researchers, there has been a notable broadening of online risks encountered by children in the UK, and according to this report, these all concern kids and user-generated content.
This report presents new UK-specific findings from Net Children Go Mobile regarding childrenâs online access, opportunities, risks and parental mediation. It compares these with the seven country European 2013 survey by Net Children Go Mobile and with findings from the UK 2010 survey by EU Kids Online.
Specifically, the new report highlights a shift in trends in the online risks reported by children in the UK between 2010 and 2013. Most notably, UK kids 11-16 year olds report more race hate (23%), self-harm (17%) and pro-anorexia (14%) content.
Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., Vincent, J., Mascheroni, G. and Ãlafsson, K. (2014). Net Children Go Mobile: The UK Report. London: London School of Economics and Political Science.