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Egmont’s Print Matters More research praised as ‘inspirational’

Research carried out by FK&Y for Egmont Books, in collaboration with Foyles Bookshops in the UK, has received much praise, including from children’s author Michael Morpurgo. Egmont has published a summary of findings from the research, which was an intervention with 15 families with children aged 7-9, all of whom, like many families, were reluctant readers in some way, either because children were disengaged, or because parents were time poor. Many parents were no longer…
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Relationships Alliance Network discusses FK&Y’s ‘Helping Parents to Parent’ report

FK&Y’s Dr Barbie Clarke, Fatima Younas and George Hanks presented their ‘Helping Parents to Parent’ report for the Social Mobility Commission to the Relationships Alliance Network today. They discussed their findings with the group that represents the relationship support sector and considered the role of parental and relationship support for social mobility and children’s outcomes. The Relationships Alliance Network, is a collection of 35 third sector organisations who believe in supporting relationships in various ways…
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The FK&Y Pedagogy Group spring review

The FK&Y Pedagogy Group met in Marylebone today to consider progress and provide an expert peer review on our latest projects. The group considered the way in which our research in Asia can best be developed, the medium term results from a summer reading challenge for a publishing company and an update on our work on Cyberbullying for The Royal Foundation. The group also heard about our project on factors influencing children’s in-store decision making,…
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FK&Y’s report ‘Helping Parents to Parent’ written on behalf of the Social Mobility Commission is published today

The report considers effective interventions that can produce the most effective outcomes for all families. It assesses evidence on parenting behaviours and the extent to which public policy can support parents. Dr Barbie Clarke commented ‘Our research shows that public policy can have a real impact on parenting behaviours and achieve positive outcomes for children. Intervention can develop parental management skills and confidence, build healthy family relationships and enhance children’s social, behavioural and cognitive development…
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Dr Barbie Clarke presents research on reading print versus digital at Ofcom conference

Dr Barbie Clarke of FK&Y and Alison David of Egmont Books addressed the Ofcom Children’s Media Literacy Stakeholder Event today on research carried out for Egmont exploring the way in which parents and children respond to reading in print versus on digital devices. Using focus groups, ethnography carried out in homes and Galvanic skin response the research has identified the emotional drivers for parents and children when reading and how these differ between print and digital….
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The FK&Y Pedagogy Group meets for autumn review

The FK&Y Pedagogy Group met in Marylebone today to review work undertaken over a very busy summer. The group was given feedback on our work on Cyberbullying for The Royal Foundation and a literature review on engaging with 16-24 years olds for the Money Advice Service that was published at the beginning of September. The group reviewed our exciting ongoing projects across a wide range of research areas including in-store experiences carried out with children…
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Dr Barbie Clarke presenting FK&Y’s recent work on cyberbullying

Over the summer our fantastic team has been carrying out workshops with over 100 children aged 12-14 to discuss cyberbullying. The work has been commissioned by the Royal Foundation which launched the Cyberbullying Taskforce in May. Today Dr Barbie Clarke presented results to the taskforce, illustrating the many ideas children had for tackling cyberbullying.

Engaging with 16-24 year olds: The Money Advice Service today publishes FK&Y’s literature review on working with young people

In the summer of 2016 Family Kids & Youth was commissioned by The Money Advice Service to undertake a literature review to analyse the relative strengths of different engagement techniques and methodologies with this hard to reach group. FK&Y analysed 30 reports, reviews and sources and found common themes emerging from successful campaigns. The key findings of the extensive review found that approaches need to be personalised and holistic, co-creation was effective (both near-to-peer and peer-to-peer),…
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Children’s Media Conference

Family Kids & Youth has been presenting at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield this week. Alison David from Egmont Books and FK&Y’s Dr Barbie Clarke presented on Thursday, and Sheyi Ogunshakin and Anna Livingstone presented today. The research session ‘Do Children Still Like Reading?’ was based on our work with parents and children for Egmont Publishing comparing digital reading and print reading. The sessions can be viewed here. Also speaking at the conference today, Barbie Clarke…
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The FK&Y Pedagogy Group provides expertise on current projects

The FK&Y Pedagogy Group met in Marylebone today to review our current work and provide expertise on projects we are planning for our clients. We discussed several upcoming major research programmes as well as our work for Techknowledge for Schools. The group meets three times a year and includes Professor Colleen Mcloughlin (University of Cambridge), Professor David Buckingham (University of Loughborough), Duncan Mackrill (University of Sussex), Simon Mason (Headteacher, Honywood School) and Rachel McGowan (Headteacher,…
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