• Creating the future of digital learning in the US

    Creating the future of digital learning in the US

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on March 15, 2017 by Editor

    The 2016 National Education Technology Plan has just been released in the US, and Renee Hobbs reviews some key ideas from it, discussing how it aligns with digital and media literacy education. Renee is Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Media Education Lab, Harrington School of Communication and ...more

  • Book release: Framing internet safety

    Book release: Framing internet safety

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on January 18, 2017 by Editor

    Nathan W. Fisk discusses his book, 'Framing internet safety', which just came out in the UK yesterday. He argues for recognising the ways in which children's online and offline lives are inseparably linked, and highlights the need to listen to children about the problems they face, as they often know better ...more

  • Book review: Parenting out of control

    Book review: Parenting out of control

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on April 27, 2016 by Editor

    Charlotte Faircloth discusses Margeret Nelson’s book Parenting out of control and discusses how class affects parents’ use of technology. Charlotte is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Roehampton, London, UK. She is also a Visiting Scholar and founding member of the Centre for ...more

  • Book review: Kids in the middle

    Book review: Kids in the middle

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on March 23, 2016 by Editor

    Wendy M. Grossman takes a closer look at Vikki Katz’s work on how children of immigrants ‘broker’ for their parents, focusing on Hispanic families in Los Angeles. In particular, she explores the impact of digital technology, and how this is helping or hindering in the brokering process. Wendy writes about ...more

  • Book review: Disconnected: youth, new media and the ethics gap

    Book review: Disconnected: youth, new media and the ethics gap

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on December 30, 2015 by Editor

    Credit: B. Mical, CC BY-NC 2.0 Guest blogger Wendy M. Grossman wonders whether it is right to be optimistic about our digital futures? She discusses Carrie James' new book Disconnected: youth, new media and the ethics gap in which the author suggests caution, emphasising time for reflection rather than disconnection. Wendy writes about the border wars between cyberspace and ...more

  • Is using technology for learning a good idea?

    Is using technology for learning a good idea?

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on November 11, 2015 by Editor

    Credit: B. Flickinger, CC BY 2.0 Monica Bulger takes a critical look at a recent OECD report about the benefits and drawbacks of using computers and technology to aid children’s learning. She concludes that talking to children about what they like to learn and how is the best way forward to support ...more

  • Why study parenting from a media studies perspective?

    Why study parenting from a media studies perspective?

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on July 24, 2015 by Editor

    Credit: Davitydave, CC BY-NC 2.0 Sonia Livingstone discusses how traditional research disciplines have long caused a division of theories, ideas and conversations that fragmented the field. She argues that the internet brings all of these forms of scholarship together and how it makes media studies a potent approach to investigate parenting for a digital future. Sonia ...more

  • As ever younger kids go online, how is the family responding?

    As ever younger kids go online, how is the family responding?

    Parenting for a Digital Future - Published on June 12, 2015 by Editor

    Tablets beat all other devices in terms of popularity amongst small children. Sonia Livingstone discusses her recent research on uses, skills and the family context of technology users who are yet too young to read or write. Sonia is Professor of Social Psychology at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and has more than 25 years of experience in media research ...more