Next Wednesday, 5th December we have Carl Miller from Demos coming to LSE to speak to us about a report that came out last year about young people’s ‘digital fluency’. The report, Truth, Lies and the Internet considered the ability of young people to navgiate an increasingly complex online environment, how they judge and develop critical skills when reviewing content online and the role of teachers in supporting them. The Internet is now the greatest source of information and misinformation for people living in the UK. At our fingertips lies both trustworthy journalism and selective half-truths, both niche expertise and general nonsense. This is asphyxiating as well as liberating. Too many people are unable to find the information they need, or trust the first thing they do. In this talk, Carl Miller, the Research Director for the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos proposes the skill of ‘digital fluency’ as the key to how we all must react. if you could like to come along to the session LSE staff should book via the Online Booking System.

We hope to live stream the event, but will make a recording on our website shortly after the event. We also use the Twitter hashtag #LSENetEd so you can follow the event live. Visitors who are interested in attending the event should contact to book a place.