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Internet Years Project

The project examined young peoples’ online behaviours, risk exposure and the evaluation of awareness messages using a multi-methods research design. Data collection was via questionnaire and a series of focus groups with young people aged 9-19 in the Northwest of England.

Further information about the project can be obtained from Dr Jo Bryce, JBryce@uclan.ac.uk

Project Lead

Dr Jo Bryce (Project Coordinator)

Project Staff

James Fraser (Research Assistant)

Publications

Bryce, J., & Fraser, J. (2014). Risk perceptions, disclosure of personal information and trust in young peoples’ online interactions. Computers in Human Behaviour, 30, 299-306.

Bryce, J., & Fraser, J. (2013). “It’s common sense that it’s wrong”: Young peoples’ perceptions and experiences of cyberbullying. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 16, 783-787.

Bryce, J. (2008). Bridging the Digital Divide: Executive Summary. London: Orange and the Cyberspace Research Unit, University of Central Lancashire.

 

Clients

 

Orange Telecommunications

Timeline

2007-2008

Impact

  • Research results enabled Orange to develop an evidence-based approach to the development of its corporate social responsibility policies, and their educational provision for both parents and young people.
  • Formed the basis for the development of a new online safety module by Orange launched in 2009.
  • Project results launched at a Stakeholder Briefing Event hosted by Orange in London on 15th July, 2008 which was attended by representatives from industry, government, NGOs and enforcement agencies. 
  • Project results briefing for John Whittingdale OBE, MP and Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.