Report

Young Canadians in a Wireless World, Phase IV: Talking to Youth and Parents about Online Resiliency

2020

Young Canadians in a Wireless World, Phase IV: Talking to Youth and Parents about Online Resiliency

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This report was published by MediaSmarts.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:

Young Canadians in a Wired World (YCWW) is Canada’s longest running and most comprehensive research study on young people’s attitudes and behaviours regarding the internet, surveying over 20,000 parents, teachers, and students since 1999. The findings from YCWW have been used to set benchmarks for research on children’s use of digital media and have informed policy setting on the digital economy, privacy, online safety, cyberbullying, ethical online use, and digital literacy and wellbeing, among other topics.

What follows is a brief summary of the previous three phases of YCWW along with an introduction to Phase IV that begins with this qualitative report that outlines findings from focus groups held in Toronto, Halifax, and Ottawa, and will continue with a quantitative survey in 2020. Phase IV also begins with a name change to the project – Young Canadians in a Wireless World. This change in language speaks to shifts in digital technology and to the online world (since 1999), from a ‘wired’ to ‘wireless’ world, that presents new opportunities and challenges for youth, parents, educators, policymakers, and the technological sector. We explore many of these challenges in this report, which aims to expand our understanding of young people’s resilience in a wireless, networked world.

Steeves, V., McAleese, S., & Brisson-Boivin, K. (2020). Young Canadians in a Wireless World, Phase IV: Talking to Youth and Parents about Online Resiliency. MediaSmarts. https://mediasmarts.ca/sites/default/files/publication-report/full/report_ycwwiv_talking_youth_parents_online_resiliency.pdf

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