Rights

6 things parents and policy-makers need to know about children and the internet

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Sonia Livingstone has been researching children’s internet use for 20 years, and based on this research and that of many others, she’s come to six evidence-based conclusions that should be of value to parents and policy-makers who seek to maximize the opportunities and minimize the risk of harm. Sonia is Professor of Social Psychology at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and has […]

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    When is sexual content online more a right than a risk? And how can parents figure this out?

When is sexual content online more a right than a risk? And how can parents figure this out?

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Sonia Livingstone shares the core findings and recommendations from her new report on young people’s sexual rights and risks online. She argues that we can no longer plead embarrassment or worries about pornography as the reasons why we as a society fail to educate, support and provide young people with the sexual information they have a […]

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    Online ‘baby role-playing’: between casual fantasy and real-life obsession

Online ‘baby role-playing’: between casual fantasy and real-life obsession

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Guest blogger Wendy M. Grossman discusses the Instagram trend of ‘baby role-playing’, how parents might think about this and the legal and ethical challenges of sharing social media photos of children that are not your own. Wendy writes about the border wars between cyberspace and real life. She is the 2013 winner of the Enigma Award and she has released a number of books, articles, and music. 

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October 14th, 2015|Featured, Reflections|0 Comments|
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    Young juries want a fair internet: deliberating over digital rights

Young juries want a fair internet: deliberating over digital rights

Sonia Livingstone recently had the chance to listen to young people deliberate their online rights. Young people, just like adults, are trying to work out the digital environment for themselves and Sonia discusses some of their suggestions, anxieties and frustrations. 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 with a particular focus on […]

iRights – advocating for children’s rights online

Sonia Livingstone thinks that promoting children’s rights in the digital age is an idea whose time has come. She discusses why it is difficult to tell who is a child online, how these and other issues can be addressed, and how the iRights initiative and its five simple claims attempt to deliver children’s rights online. Sonia is Professor of Social Psychology at LSE’s Department of Media and […]

March 19th, 2015|Reflections|2 Comments|