SOCIAL MEDIA SITES AND CHILDREN By Jack Hedges MY REASON My research question was: DO AGE RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECT USAGE OF CHILDREN? My reason for choosing this question was to see if KS3 students listened to what they were told online THE METHOD I handed out questionnaires to gather my info. THEY WEREN’T HAPPY. ANALYSIS OF DATA (YEAR 7) QUANTATIVE DATA 10 Girls 8 Yes No Don't know 6 4 2 0 Q.1 14 Q.2 Q.8 Boys 12 10 Yes No Don't know 8 6 4 2 0 Q.1 Q.2 Q.8 Qu.1-Are you on a social media site? The graphs show that more boys are on social media sites than girls Qu.2-Do you obey the age restrictions ? The graphs show that people felt okay to say that they ignored the age restrictions . Qu.8-Do you listen to the advice of online safety? The graphs show that some people don’t listen to the advice there are given. QUANTATIVE DATA (YEAR 8) 10 Girls 8 6 Yes No Don't Know 4 2 0 15 Qu.1 Qu.2 Qu.8 Boys 10 No 0 Qu.1 Qu.2 Qu.8 Q2. Do you obey the age restrictions? The graphs show that the numbers didn’t really go up from year 7. Q8.-Do you listen to the advice of online safety? Yes 5 Q1 Are you on a social media site? The graphs show that all of the year 8 boys are on social media sites. The graphs show that people are still not listening to the advice they are given online. QUESTION 4 WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT AGE RESTRICTIONS? Enforced 4% Good protection 37% Other 7% Ignore 26% Mixed opinion 26% QUESTION 5 ARE YOU ON A SOCIAL MEDIA SITE IF SO WHICH ONES AND WHY? Qu.5 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Qu.5 reason 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 Qu.5 reason Easy to Talk with Have fun Keep up use friends to date Qu.5 QUESTION 6 IF YOU DON’T HAVE AN ACCOUNT WHY? Qu.6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Not allowed Other No time QUESTION 9 WHAT COMPELLED YOU TO GET AN ACCOUNT? 25 20 15 10 5 0 QUESTION 10 IF YOU DON’T HAVE AN ACCOUNT WHAT WOULD COMPEL YOU TO GET ONE? Wanted one 14% Qu.10 Peer Pressure 43% Social 43% QUANTATIVE DATA (YEAR 7) Q3 “Age restrictions are useful” Q7 “Social media sites should only be used for talking to ‘real’ friends” 14 12 SD 10 D 8 N A 6 4 SA 2 0 Qu.3 Qu.7 QUANTITATIVE DATA (YEAR 8) Q3 “Age restrictions are useful” Q7 “Social media sites should only be used for talking to ‘real’ friends” 14 12 SD 10 D 8 N A 6 4 SA 2 0 Qu.3 Qu.7 MY CONCLUSION I have realised that the basis for this research question is that ‘Do Key Stage 3 students do as they’re told?’ which (if you ask any of the teachers near you) the answer is most of the time no. But they do realise online safety is for their own good and so they don’t do anything that gets themselves seriously hurt or in a lot of trouble. Thank You Any Questions?