• Digital skills matter in the quest for the ‘holy grail’

    Digital skills matter in the quest for the ‘holy grail’

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on February 7, 2017 by Editor

    As part of the European Commission Study on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children’s behaviour, Sonia Livingstone and her colleagues published an analysis of a survey of 6,400 European parents to see whether they are finding the ‘holy grail’ of managing their children’s internet use. Today ...more

  • Micro-microcelebrity: famous babies and business on the internet

    Micro-microcelebrity: famous babies and business on the internet

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on January 20, 2017 by Editor

    Crystal Abidin explores lifestyle Influencers and babies as the new ‘micro-microcelebrity’. Crystal is an anthropologist and ethnographer who studies vernacular internet culture. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology at the National University of Singapore, Affiliated Researcher at Media Management and Transformation Centre (MMTC) at Jönköping University, and co-investigator with the Science, Technology ...more

  • Who are the young creatives?

    Who are the young creatives?

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on January 2, 2017 by Editor

    Why is it still so difficult for disadvantaged young people to gain access to employment in the media industries? David Buckingham takes a closer look at what – if anything – media educators can do about this situation. David is a writer and researcher with a particular interest in media, education, children ...more

  • The peculiar joylessness of neuroparenting

    The peculiar joylessness of neuroparenting

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on December 14, 2016 by Editor

    Jan Macvarish interrogates the 'new' science of neuroparenting, and the idea that parents are the ‘architects’ of their babies’ brains and therefore of their future happiness and life chances. She argues that this assumption has a persistent cultural and political power, and explores the role of expert advice and parental instincts. Jan is a researcher ...more

  • The need for parity of protection

    The need for parity of protection

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on December 5, 2016 by Editor

    Julia Fossi explores the diverse interests of children and the rich lives they lead online. She argues that to reflect the modern experiences of children, steps must now be taken to equally protect them online and offline. Julia is Acting Head of Child Safety Online at the NSPCC, where she is responsible for all policy ...more

  • Learning resilience online through Minecraft

    Learning resilience online through Minecraft

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on October 12, 2016 by Editor

    Children learn through experience and feedback. Paulina Haduong explores how we can support young people in learning how to productively engage in dialogue and operate as courteous digital citizens. She looks at one particular online community, Connected Camps, that offers a more positive experience for young people and takes into account users’ youth and desire to ...more

  • My Child is an Anarchist, a Feminist, a Communist

    My Child is an Anarchist, a Feminist, a Communist

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on September 21, 2016 by Editor

    Veronica Barassi explores digital parenthood and the everyday construction of children’s digital profiles. She argues that children’s data flows are not only connected to questions about identity and privacy, but to new questions about ‘digital citizenship’. Veronica is an anthropologist in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University. She ...more

  • Do you ever grow out of digital parenting?

    Do you ever grow out of digital parenting?

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on June 2, 2016 by Editor

    Lelia Green takes a closer look at how parents’ attitudes to children’s digital media use change as they move towards adulthood. Lelia is Professor of Communications in the School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. Her current research investigates the different influences of parents and peers on young people’s internet ...more