Adults’ media literacy

21 September 2016

Ofcom’s  regular research into adults’ media literacy gives detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among UK adults aged 16+. It covers TV, radio, mobile phones, games, and the internet, with a particular focus on the latter.

Media literacy enables people to have the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to make full use of the opportunities presented both by traditional and by new communications services. Media literacy also helps people to manage content and communications, and protect themselves and their families from the potential risks associated with using these services.

2016

Internet use and attitudes metrics bulletin Aug 2016

'Smartphone by Default' qualitative research report May 2016

Adults' media use and attitudes report 2016 Apr 2016

Media Lives 2015: a qualitative study: summary report Feb 2016

2015

Internet Citizens 2015 Dec  2015

Adults' media use and attitudes report 2015 May 2015

Media Lives: wave 10 (2014): Summary report and ten-year retrospective Apr 2015

2014

Internet Citizens 2014 Dec  2014

Adults' media use and attitudes report 2014 Apr 2014

Media Lives: wave 9 (2013) summary report Mar 2014

2013

Internet Citizens 2013 Nov 2013  

Being online: an investigation of people's habits and attitudes Jun 2013

Adults' media use and attitudes report 2013 Apr 2013

Media Lives: wave 8 2012 summary report Feb 2013

2012

Internet use and attitudes bulletin Jul 2012

Adults’ media use and attitudes Mar 2012

Media Lives: Wave 7 summary report 2011 Feb 2012

2011

Media Lives Oct 2011

Internet use and attitudes metrics bulletin Jul 2011

Adults' media literacy in the nations Jul 2011

UK adults' media literacy report Apr 2011

Bi-annual media literacy launch presentations 2011

2010

Online trust and privacy: people’s attitudes and behaviour Dec 2010

Digital Participation - 2010 metrics bulletin Jul 2010

UK adults' media literacy report May 2010

Adults' media literacy in the nations: summary report May 2010

2009

How people assess online content and services Nov 2009

UK adults' media literacy: 2009 interim report Oct 2009

Not online, not included Jun 2009

Digital lifestyles: adults aged 60 and over Jun 2009

Accessing the internet at home Jun 2009

Digital lifestyles: adults aged 60 and over May 2009

Digital lifestyles: oung adults aged 16-24 May 2009

Media Literacy audit: digital lifestyles: Hesitants, Resistors and Economisers Apr 2009

Citizens' digital participation Mar 2009

Report of the Digital Britain Media Literacy Working Group, 27 March 2009 Mar 2009

2008

Review of Ofcom's media literacy programme 2004-08 Dec 2008

Media literacy audit: media literacy of UK adults from ethnic minority groups Sep 2008

Media literacy audit: report on UK adults' media literacy May 2008

Annex 3: media literacy audit: report on UK adults by platform May 2008

Social networking Apr 2008

2006

Consumer engagement with digital communications services Jul 2006

Media literacy audit: report on media literacy among older people Apr 2006

Media literacy audit: report on media literacy in the nations and regions Apr 2006

Media literacy audit: report on media literacy among adults from minority ethnic groups Apr 2006

Media literacy audit: report on media literacy among older people Apr 2006

Media literacy audit: report on the media literacy of disabled people Apr 2006

Media literacy audit - report on adults' media literacy Mar 2006

2005

Adults' media literacy: literature review May 2005