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Research Impact Study

To measure the impact of Techknowledge for Schools’ research, FK&Y asked teachers in 40 of our 1:1 research schools for their views. Early results are positive. 6 out of 10 teachers tell us the research has had a Great or Moderate Impact on the way technology is used in their school, 83% want to see both full research reports and film and 92% rate the Techknowledge for Schools weekly newsletter as excellent or good. 75%…
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FK&Y’s research for Youth United

Youth United is a network of the UK’s largest and most established voluntary and volunteering youth organisations. Its vision is that every young person in the UK has the opportunity to be a member of one of its organisations. For the past year FK&Y has been working with the organisations, carrying out a randomised control study amongst volunteering participants and non-participants. Research has included pre and post-participation interviews, focus groups and case studies. Results will…
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FK&Y interviews 7,443 pupils for Safer Internet today!

Research for the education charity Tablets for Schools by FK&Y reveals young people’s (aged 7-18) Top Ten Tips for staying safe online. 5,410 pupils responded to the question ‘What advice would you give other people your age about staying safe online?’ to help create a downloadable A3 poster with the Top Ten Tips and key findings from the research. The poster and the research report can be downloaded here: http://tabletsforschools.org.uk/by-students-for-students-new-poster-and-esafety-research-on-how-to-stay-safe-online/

CAP/ASA publish FK&Y’s review

FK&Y’s review of the digital marketing of food and beverage products to children carried out for The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)’s Committee of Advertising Practitioners (CAP) has been published this week. FK&Y was commissioned by CAP last year to review the literature on digital advertising and marketing to children and has written the review with Professor David Buckingham acting as consultant. In response to the review, CAP has advised marketers to ensure that all online…
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BBC NEWS

BBC News featured our research on Tablets in education yesterday. BBC education correspondent Sean Coughlan interviewed FK&Y last week and yesterday published a summary of our research findings carried out for educational technology charity Tablets for Schools. The article comments on several of the fourteen studies carried out to date, such as recent research with 671 schools which found that 69% of secondary schools and 68% of primary schools are currently using Tablets in teaching…
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ITV Tonight – ‘Would you let your kids play outside’

FK&Y’s Dr Barbie Clarke has helped ITV Tonight with their documentary ‘Would you let your kids play outside?’ The programme was featured on ITV’s Good Morning Britain this morning (7 August) and can be viewed on ITV Tonight, 7 August, at 7.30 p.m.

Report on ‘Advice to Others’

FK&Y’s report on ‘Advice to Others’: what advice would young people give to their peers to ensure they stay safe online’ carried out on behalf of Tablets for Schools is published today, 7 August.

Children and Gaming

Our paper on children’s attraction to gaming was presented at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield 3 and 4 July. This year the excellent CMC attracted over 1,000 visitors. A summary of our talk can be found here

FK&Y team outing to London Zoo

To celebrate a very busy and successful year so far we decided that a visit to the zoo was called for. London Zoo is just 10 minutes from our Marylebone office.

Article on the use of Tablets in School

Barbie Clarke’s article on the use of Tablets in schools has been published in The Children’s Media Yearbook 2004, published July 2014. See article here.

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