Young People, Media and Personal Relationships

This report is based on a research project entitled ‘Young People, Media and PersonalRelationships’, which was conducted by the authors between June 2001 and July 2003.The project was funded by the Advertising Standards Authority, the British Board of FilmClassification, the BBC, the Broadcasting Standards Commission and the IndependentTelevision Commission. The project entailed a comprehensive review of the research literature (published separately by the BSC); an extensive qualitative study, involving interviews and other field work activities with children and parents; and a questionnaire survey. In addition to this report, the authors are also publishing a book based on the research which gives a more detailed analysis of the qualitative study: Young People, Sex and the Media by David Buckingham and SaraBragg.