research

Digital Disruption is driven by the best and latest research into how young people consume information. It relies on a body of scholarship in digital sociology, anthropology and social psychology to understand how the Internet is being engaged with, and what effect it is having. Every Digital Disruption output is sculpted around this evidence base to make sure they tackle the issue at its core effectively.

Digital Disruption also supports new research into areas where too little is currently known. The explosive emergence of social media has posed many questions about how the ‘social-digital native’ now trusts, distrusts, believes and influences. Digital Disruption works to contribute to the answers.

Publications:

Letter from Ed Vaizey MP to Baroness Morgan of Huyton Feb 2015 

‘Make or Break: The UK's Digital Future’ Select Committee on Digital Skills, Report of session 2014-15

'Why Mozilla cares about Web Literacy' Webmaker Whitepaper June 2014

‘Net Smart: How to Thrive Online’ Howard Rheingold, 2012

‘Children, Young People and ‘Sexting’: A Report Prepared for the NSPCC’Ringrose, Gill, Livingstone & Harvey, 2012

‘Truth, Lies and the Internet: A Report into Young People’s Digital Fluency’ Jamie Bartlett & Carl Miller, 29/09/11

‘Age and Trust in the Internet: The Centrality of Experience and Attitudes Toward Technology in Britain’ Grant Blank, 23/02/11

UK Children’s Media Literacy’ Ofcom, 2011

‘Physical Metaphors for Digital Safety’ Niel Mclean, 2011

The Impact of Digital Technologies on Human Wellbeing’ Paul Howard-Jones, 2011

‘Digital Parenting: From Tots to Teens, Help is at Hand’ Vodafone, 2010

‘Teacher Guide: Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills’ Bing & Microsoft Education Team, 2010

‘Don’t Touch That Dial! A History of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook.’ Vaughan Bell, 15/02/10

‘Do we have Safer Children in a Digital World? A Review of Progress since the 2008 Byron Review’ Tanya Byron, 2010

‘Safer Children in a Digital World: The Report of the Byron Review’ Tanya Byron, 2008

‘Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future’ UCL Ciber Project, 2008

‘Critical Thinking: Tools for Internet Information Evaluation’ Mary Fitzgerald, 1997