Power of Image – A Report into the Influence of Images and Videos in Young People’s Digital Lives


This report from the UK Safer Internet Centre contains the results of an online servey of young people aged between 8 and 17. This report highlights the use of images and videos by young people online, including taking selfies, livestreaming and using social network sites like YouTube.

This report highlights that sharing information and pictures online can also be a positive force in the lives of young people, such as supporting friends, sharing interesting things with friends and encourage others. However, the internet can also have a negative effect on young people who are sharing images and videos.


This report shows the important findings from a servey of young people, which can help shed insight onto sharing photographs and videos online. This report is an amazing read for education professionals and parents to show them what young people are feeling when they share images and videos online.

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