Fostering & adoption

  • Permalink Gallery

    What foster and adoptive parents need to know about digital media PART 2: The risks

What foster and adoptive parents need to know about digital media PART 2: The risks

In this second blog looking at digital opportunities and challenges for looked-after children and young people, Alicia Blum-Ross discusses how digitisation may exacerbate existing vulnerabilities, increase the risk of private information becoming more accessible, and challenge the responsibility to make sure children and young people feel protected, secure and that they belong. Alicia is a researcher at the LSE’s […]

  • Permalink Gallery

    What foster and adoptive parents need to know about digital media PART 1: The benefits

What foster and adoptive parents need to know about digital media PART 1: The benefits

Looked after children are particularly vulnerable and Alicia Blum-Ross discusses some of the opportunities of digital media for foster and adoptive children. She finds that these can help young people to hold on to precious memories and relationships, to seek support and community, and to enjoy and learn. Alicia is a researcher at the LSE’s Department of Media and Communications. She is interested in […]