We have been beavering away to compile survey data returned from e-safety courses run by Rebecca Chapman and Alison Gaunt during this academic year. There is a lot of detail still to be extracted, but this should provide an overview:
As you can see from the graph, the most popular online activity for boys are games. Girls prefer instant messenger, and both love music! The other interesting finding is that far more girls than boys like social networking sites like Bebo or Facebook.
Equally interesting is the preferred electronic method of communicating with friends. Mobile phone texting is by far the most popular medium, but the results for second place are inverted between boys and girls, with boys preferring mobile talk, and girls preferring instant messenger.
Some other nuggets!
Frequency of online sessions for KS3 students
KS3 Student's average session online