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Date & time: Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 13:00 – 17:00

Venue: The BOX, 5th Floor, LSE Tower 3, Clements Inn, Strand, London WC2A 2AZ

This half-day workshop brought together researchers, policy-makers, industry and parenting organisations to discuss emerging research and current policy developments relating to digital media use and technology management in families with children aged 0-17. The aim of this workshop was to rethink existing advice and forms of address, and contribute evidence towards the next generation of support for parents.

The invitation-only workshop was the fourth of a series of workshops being organised by the Media Policy Project as part of a grant for knowledge exchange as part of the Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) project at LSE.

The workshop was held under the Chatham House rule. A summary is available here.

A policy paper by Alicia Blum-Ross and Sonia Livingstone, ‘Families and screen time: current advice and emerging research’, was prepared as part of the project, and has been published by the Media Policy Project. This is available to download here.

The following blogs linked to the event were published by the Media Policy Project:

What and how should parents be advised about ‘screen time’? – by Alicia Blum-Ross and Sonia Livingstone
The future of children’s media: a view from the BBC – by Alice Webb
‘Screen time’ advice for a new generation of ‘digital’ parents – by Alicia Blum-Ross and Sonia Livingstone An international approach to the protection of minors – by Madeleine de Cock Buning
The screen: what does it mean for our kids and how can we help? – by Angharad Rudkin
The content and context of screen use is more important than the amount of screen time – by Mark Griffiths