“Nearly real things”: What do kids think of Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality is back in the news. Facebook surprised the world back in March by paying $2bn to acquire leading VR firm and 3D goggle-maker Oculus Rift. Since then, the hysteria, cynicism and speculation subsided. However, in the past few days, Oculus Rift has reappeared in the headlines. First it was announced, on 30 April, that the headset would be sold to consumers next year (the current version is developer only). Then, on 1 April, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that Oculus now faced a legal challenge from a former colleague over rights to its technology. But what do kids think of Virtual Reality? Read More

Mobile Advertising

Mobile advertising is set to explode in the next few years and in the UK alone, mobile advertising spend is expected to reach £1bn in 2013. It’s unclear what proportion of this is spent on the kids and teen market, however based on the evidence of  recent survey we… Read More

‘Live TV’ or ‘On Demand’ ?

As Internet speed has improved over the past couple of years so too has the number of those watching television on ‘On Demand’. On Demand has allowed viewers to catch up and watch their favourite programmes when it suits them and 58% of 8-16 year olds now watch… Read More

Has the Olympics inspired a generation?

  After a wet and gloomy summer, London 2012 couldn’t have come at a better time and they were arguably the best ever modern Games. The lasting talk has been to create a ‘legacy’ and to ‘inspire a generation’ but was the younger generation inspired over those… Read More

Tablet use on the rise

It’s been just over 2 years since Apple released the iPad and in that time the Tablet market has exploded with a variety of different products. The latest findings from our Youthscape Q2 report shows tablet ownership for kids and teens (8-16 years old) in the UK continues to… Read More