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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,

Project Lead

Dr Jo Bryce (Project Coordinator)

Project Staff

James Fraser (Research Assistant)


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.




Orange Telecommunications




  • 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.