Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 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.