CEMP are partners on a new research grant from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Julian McDougall, Isabella Rega and Richard Wallis will be working on GB-London: Online Safety – Media Literacy Strategy – Mapping Exercise and Literature Review.
In April 2019 the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Home Office jointly published the Online Harms White Paper (OHWP), which sets out government’s proposals for regulation and policies to tackle harms taking place online. The government is currently evaluating consultation responses to the proposals set out in the White Paper and is due to publish its response to the consultation by the end of 2019.
The DCMS have commissioned the project to:
a. undertake a mapping exercise of online media literacy initiatives, including any evaluation which accompanies them;
b. conduct a literature review of evidence on the levels of media literacy among online users and any barriers to media literacy; and
c. identify and review any existing evaluation of media literacy initiatives which were identified in the mapping exercise (part (a) above).
This research will feed into the government’s media literacy strategy.