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Conducted every two years since 2010, the JAMES Study uncovers adolescents’ media use in Switzerland. In the interim years the data are analysed in depth, and specific topics are written up in the form of JAMESfocus reports.

JAMESfocus 2019

Adolescents and fake news

Nearly 40 per cent of adolescents in Switzerland have already been confronted with fake news. The most recent JAMESfocus report shows that although they trust the traditional media, Swiss adolescents are increasingly getting news and information from social media. Social media consumption facilitates the spread of fake news and confronts young people with manipulation and false information.

JAMESfocus 2017

Online behaviour

The online behaviour of most adolescents in Switzerland is unproblematic. However, the risk of addiction can increase with the number of Internet-ready devices and time spent online, especially if, for entertainment, young people surf the Web more frequently, watch more television or play games often.

JAMESfocus 2015

Media use and sleep quality

Sleep is an important area of our lives. Whether and how sleep is associated with media use was studied in the context of the JAMESfocus report, Mediennutzung und Schlafqualität [media use and sleep quality]. Risks and protective factors for sleep quality were identified. Derived from the theoretical background and the results, the report provides tips for parents and teachers.

Media courses and media literacy

Media courses help young people to obtain targeted information on new media and sensitize them with regard to dangers. For the development of media literacy, however, young people’s personal environments are just as important. For this reason, in the JAMESfocus report the Media Psychology section research team recommends media courses at or after school as a complement to media education by parents.

JAMESfocus 2013

In the JAMESfocus edition of 2013, four reports cover the following questions:

JAMESfocus 2011

Media use types in Swiss adolescents: Between risk behaviour and positive media use  

Adolescents deal with media in very different ways. The JAMESfocus report of 2011 provides a differentiated view of something that at first glance appears homogeneous. Based on the data from the JAMES Study 2010 different leisure time and media use types were carved out. The resulting use types were compared to the findings of other studies in Switzerland and Germany. Further, the report takes a closer look at topics such as media knowledge and creative handling of media but also at areas such as social networks, cyberbullying and cell phone use.


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Cooperation Partner

Project leader Swisscom
Michael In-Albon


mpfs Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest
Université de Genève
Università della Svizzera italiana