You can download the full report from the “Growing Up Digital” report here:


A brief synopsis of the report shows that:

  • One third of internet users are under18
  • 3 – 4 year old children spend over 8 hours online each week
  • 12-15 year old children spend over 20 hours a week online
  • Much more needs to be done to support children online
  • Children do not have adequate online skills to protect themselves
  • A compulsory digital citizenship programme should be compulsory for every pupil aged 4 – 14
  • Children do not trust teachers to have the right online skills to help them
  • OFSTED says that staff development is inconsistent
  • Heads and governors often have misconceptions about the need for continued training
  • The Computing Curriculum does not focus sufficiently on social media usage and assessment of content
  • We, the education community, are fundamentally failing our children.

JEM has resources and services which can help schools address all these elements.

Please contact Mel Philipson on 07887654870 or complete the box below to find out more.


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