How young people look for information online

This is a fascinating report from YouthNet: How young people look for information online (pdf). The report summarises research designed to

provide insights into the issues that young people face when searching for online information in order to inform the development of good practice on how best to reach young people through the internet.

Points of interest to note included:

  • On average, young people who responded to the survey spent between 1 to 4 hours online each day. Some 49% of British respondents spent more than 4 hours online each day
  • The internet was the most likely source of information for young people on a variety of topics, including drugs and sex
  • There were some fairly big discrepancies in responses by country. For example, young Danish people had noticeably different views on online information to British young people.

A fascinating report.


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