his report (and the accompanying annexes) examines children’s media literacy. Ofcom’s definition of media literacy is the ability to use, understand and create media and communications in a variety of contexts. The report is a reference for industry, stakeholders and the general public. (2018)
The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.
Government bodies and advocacy groups have used UCL research into children's physical activity to support proposals to improve children's health and wellbeing by encouraging children to be more active. (2014)
The Scottish Government aims to cut physical inactivity in adults and teenagers by 15% by 2030 – equating to around a quarter of a million more people becoming active – using wide-ranging approaches. (2018)
Good Places Better Health (GPBH) is the Scottish Government’s Strategy on health and the environment. This new approach recognises that environment has a significant impact on the health of Scotland’s people and that action is required to create safe, health nurturing environments for everyone. (2011)
Time spent on screens – from social media to computers and television – is a major part of modern life and a necessary part of modern education. However, screen time has been cited in the media as the cause of obesity, mental health problems and educational failure – but the evidence base for a direct ‘toxic’ effect has always been contested. (2019)
This report focuses on the value of children's play. It is a particularly important time for this to be recognised, as modern European societies face increasing challenges, including those that are economic, social and environmental.