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About media literacy

  • Research

Media literacy enables people to have the skills, knowledge and understanding to make full use of the opportunities presented by both traditional and 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.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/media-literacy-research/media-literacy

Open data

  • Data

15 February 2019

Ofcom’s open data is a mix of data from or about the companies we regulate in the communications sector, and the citizens and consumers who use them.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/data/opendata

Pricing trends for communications services

  • Research

13 February 2019

This report outlines Ofcom's research into trends in the pricing of residential communications services in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/general-communications/pricing

Report: Choosing the best broadband, mobile and landline provider

  • Research

13 February 2019

Read the research report on service quality in the UK.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/advice-for-consumers/quality-of-service/report

Broadband speeds

  • Research

13 February 2019

Research on fixed line home broadband speeds, mobile broadband performance, and related research.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/telecoms-research/broadband-research/broadband-speeds

Children’s Media Use and Attitudes

  • Research

11 February 2019

Our research includes findings relating to parents’ views about their children’s media use, and the ways that parents seek to – or decide not to – monitor or limit use of different types of media.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/media-literacy-research/childrens

Radio broadcast update January 2019

  • Data

05 February 2019

This monthly update provides information about Ofcom’s broadcast radio licensing activity with regard to both the commercial and community radio sectors.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radio-broadcast-licensing/monthly-updates/radio-broadcast-update-january-2019

Statistical release calendar 2019

  • Regulation
  • Data
  • Research

04 February 2019

Lists Ofcom's official statistics

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/data/statistics/stats19

Statistical release calendar 2018

  • Regulation
  • Data
  • Research

04 February 2019

Lists Ofcom's official statistics

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/data/statistics/stats18

Supporting the expanding role of wireless innovation in UK industry: a discussion paper

  • Research

01 February 2019

This paper explores what forms this wireless connectivity could take and how best to ensure it meets the needs of UK consumers and industry.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/spectrum/spectrum-management/supporting-role-wireless-innovation-uk-industry

Telecoms data updates

  • Data
  • Research

Quarterly updates tracking key trends emerging from the data we collect on the UK telecommunications sector including fixed voice services, mobile services and fixed broadband.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/telecoms-research/data-updates

Telecoms and pay-TV complaints interactive data

  • Data

30 January 2019

This interactive data is a supplement to our Q2 (April to June) 2017 report on telecoms and pay-TV complaints.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/telecoms-complaints-data/interactive-data

Telecoms and pay-TV complaints data

  • Research

These documents are intended to help consumers make better informed decisions, especially those who are thinking about changing provider or purchasing a new service. We also believe that publication of provider-specific complaint volumes incentivises providers to improve their performance.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/telecoms-complaints-data

Annual monitoring updates on the postal market

  • Data
  • Research

29 January 2019

An effective and ongoing monitoring regime is one of the key safeguards of the regulatory framework that Ofcom put in place in the UK postal sector in March 2012

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/postal-services/information-for-the-postal-industry/monitoring_reports

Children's Media Lives

  • Research

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.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/media-literacy-research/childrens/childrens-media-lives

Life on the small screen: What children are watching and why

  • Research

28 January 2019

Report for Ofcom on what videos children watch, why they value them, how they navigate to content and what drives decisions about platform choices.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/media-literacy-research/what-children-are-watching-and-why

Children and parents: media use and attitudes report 2018

  • Research

28 January 2019

This report provides detailed evidence on media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15, as well as detailed information about the media access and use of young children aged 3-4.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/media-literacy-research/childrens/children-and-parents-media-use-and-attitudes-report-2018

Usability and accessibility research

  • Research

This section covers research into usability of devices and services, and accessibility, particularly in relation to older people and those with disabilities.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/accessibility-research

Access and inclusion

  • Research

14 January 2019

In this report, we present a range of data on the availability, take-up, use and affordability of communications services.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/accessibility-research/access-and-inclusion

Access and inclusion 2018 interactive data

  • Research

14 January 2019

View an interactive visualisation of data used in our report on access and inclusion in the communications market in 2018.

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/accessibility-research/access-and-inclusion/2018-interactive-data