Children's Media Lives


A research project which follows 18 children, aged 8-15 at the beginning of the study, over three years, interviewing them on camera each year about their media habits and attitudes.

The study provides evidence about the motivations and the context of media use, and how media are part of daily life and domestic circumstances. It also provides rich detail on how media habits and attitudes change over time, particularly in relation to children's emotional and cognitive development.

Children's Media Lives: Year 4 Findings - 29 Nov 2017

This document provides analysis of the findings from the fourth year of Ofcom’s Children’s Media Lives study. This research began in 2014 as a way of providing a small-scale, rich and detailed qualitative complement to Ofcom’s quantitative surveys of media literacy.

Children's Media Lives: Year 4 Findings (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Annex 1 - Data Collection Guide (PDF, 416.4 KB)
Annex 2 - Full Data Capture (PDF, 2.6 MB)
Annex 3 - Revealing Reality Values and Ethical Policy 2017 (PDF, 209.4 KB)
Annex 4 - Sample Specification (PDF, 222.8 KB)