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Online Safety Survey


The Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board have received over 1100 responses from children and young people in Peterborough to our Online Safety Survey.

1107 young people responded to the survey for those in mainstream education.
The sample is 49% female, 51% male. The largest cohort were 10 years old with the next two largest groups aged 11 and 12 years.

Key findings from the survey include:

  • 89% of children and young people have their own devices with 7-10 year olds more active on tablets whilst 11-17 are more active on smartphones.
  • 75% of 7-10 year olds and 70% of 11-17 years olds play games online. The most popular games include Minecraft, Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.
  • 65% of 7-10 year olds and 88% of 11-17 years olds uses social networking sites. Youtube remains the most popular site  with Whatsapp, Snapchat and Instagram
  • 72% of 7-10 year olds and 66% of years 11-17 have been taught how to stay safe online with over 90% saying it was useful however 30% of 7-10 years olds and 49% of 11-17 years olds did not follow what they were taught.
  • 61% of 7-10 years olds and 24% of 11-17 year olds did not use privacy settings on social networking sites.
  • 3% of 10-17 year olds have shared intimate or inappropriate images online saying it was normal, safe and would not impact them in later life.

Read the full online safety survey for more detailed analysis of all the responses

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