In 2013, the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) which provides infrastructure, content and support to London schools, undertook an information gathering exercise designed to inform future developments. This became known as the LGfL e-safety survey. It was targeted at pupils in Years 3 to 9, to provide useful and credible data to support understanding of the ways in which young people in schools access and use the Internet at home and at school.
LGfL wanted to build on the 2013 survey and conduct a similar data collection exercise in 2015. In order to do this, LGfL commissioned NFER to support them to further develop the instrument, administer the survey and provide independent analysis and reporting.