Understanding consent in a digital world

The UK Safer Internet Centre published a report ‘Our Internet, Our Choice: Understanding consent in a digital world’ on Safer Internet Day 2019. This research surveyed 2004 young people aged 8-17 years old and revealed that children and young people create, share and view content on a daily, if not hourly basis and that these activities are integral to how they ask, give and receive permission or consent online.

Specifically, the focus was on how young people understand and practice consent online.

The survey found that the top 5 things this age group share online are their own:


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