This study explores adults' use of technology and, in particular, adults' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours relating to online security and risks.
This survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.The questions will ask a little bit about your online activities more generally, followed by focusing on specific types of online safety concerns. The questions ask about each type of concern in terms of:
- What you know
- What you believe
- What you do
Some of the items may seem similar, however they tap into aspects of knowledge, attitude and behaviour in relation to different online activities.
This research is important as it provides important insights into adults' online behaviours and experiences. The study is a collaboration between researchers at the University of Buckingham and De Montfort University, along with key members at the University of the Third Age.
The study has received full ethical approval from the University of Buckingham School of Science and Medicine Ethics Committee. You will not be asked to provide any identifying information and all your responses are completely anonymous. You can also withdraw from the study at any time by closing your browser window, but please note that any data that is entered prior to withdrawal may still be used in the research. Data will be analysed for key trends and may be used for publication. The summary of findings will also be made available to interested participants.
Should you have any questions regarding the study, please contact:
Dr Maša Popovac - University of Buckingham
Dr. Lee Hadlington - De Montfort University