Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 2022

30 March 2022

This report looks at media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 3-17.

It also includes findings on parents’ views about their children’s media use, and how parents of children and young people aged 3-17 monitor and manage their children’s use. The report is intended to provide a comprehensive picture of children’s media experiences in 2021 as a reference for industry, policymakers, academics and the general public.

The Communications Act 2003 places a responsibility on Ofcom to promote, and to carry out research into, media literacy. We define media literacy as ‘the ability to use, understand and create media and communications in a variety of contexts’. This report forms part of our wider Making Sense of Media programme.

Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 2022 (PDF, 5.7 MB)

Plant a Rhieni: Adroddiad ar Agweddau a Defnydd o Gyfryngau 2020/2021 (PDF, 2.3 MB)

Annex 1: Sources and methodologies (PDF, 196.1 KB)

Annex 2: Children who may be classed as vulnerable (PDF, 381.4 KB)

Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 2022 – interactive data