Life in ‘Likes’ – Children’s Commissioner Report into Social Media use among 8-12 Year Olds


This report contains information on social media use among 8-12 year olds. The objective for the study in the report was to explore the impact of social media use on the lives of young people aged betwee 8 and 12 years old, particularly in relation to their wellbeing and self-esteem.

This report is broken down into 4 sections including; how I use social media, my frirends and family, growing up on social media and, the world and my future.



This is a wonderful report that is easy for parents and teachers to understand. It can help adults understand the world in which young people are living online.

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