• Sharenting – in whose interests?

    Sharenting – in whose interests?

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on May 17, 2017 by Jennifer Pavlick

    In this post, Stacey Steinberg explores her own personal conflicts around ‘sharenting’.  Social media enable parents to share their parenting experiences, with their children’s rights to privacy often overlooked. Here, she discusses the tensions and problems it creates, as well as some proposed policy suggestions and a recommendation for a public health ...more

  • Online child protection in rural Kenya

    Online child protection in rural Kenya

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on May 3, 2017 by Jennifer Pavlick

    Caleb Ndaka is a project lead in Kenya, working for Kids Comp Camp. As Kenya focuses on initiatives to bring billions more online, Caleb  asks: how can we prepare for child protection online and also make use of the learning opportunities it will bring? Kids Comp-Camp is an organisation which seeks to reach out to ...more

  • Families and Pokémon GO

    Families and Pokémon GO

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on April 27, 2017 by Jennifer Pavlick

    How does the popular game Pokémon GO provide active, educational and social screen time? Kiley Sobel presents interview data and tips for parents about the way in which Pokémon GO allows families to and engage with media together and to make meaningful connections with each other and the spaces around ...more

  • Engaging parents in after-school programs

    Engaging parents in after-school programs

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on April 5, 2017 by Editor

    What tools and strategies can be used to engage parents in after-school activities?  After interviewing educators and administrators in California about the methods they employ, Alexander Cho discusses the research findings of DML Research Hub. Alexander reports on various strategies that succeeded or failed for these educators, including flyers, face-to-face conversation and the use ...more

  • 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