6 February 2018 was Safer Internet Day, a day when the international community of industry, NGOs, parenting advocates, educators, researchers, parents and young people celebrate what’s good about the internet. In this repost from the Parenting for a Digital Future project blog, Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications, Alicia Blum-Ross, a researcher at Parenting for a […]
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The internet has quickly become a necessity rather than a luxury in children’s lives. Parents, educators and governments are struggling to keep up with the risks and opportunities it brings. Sonia Livingstone takes a critical look at the plans for an Internet Safety Strategy. She argues that digital literacy needs to be taught in a way that extends far beyond the […]
Throughout the academic year 2015/16, the Media Policy Project organised a series of events as part of a grant for knowledge exchange from the Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) project at LSE. Information about each event is provided below – please click through to find out more, including to see links to the various blogs and other outputs that were […]
Following a special workshop convened by the Media Policy Project on ‘Families and “screen-time”: challenges of media self-regulation’, Madeleine de Cock Buning – Chair of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA), President of the Dutch Media Authority and Professor of Media, Communication & Copyright Law at Utrecht University in the Netherlands – reflects on proposals by […]
Alice Webb, Director of BBC Children’s and BBC North, explores some of the challenges facing the BBC as it considers how to deliver exciting and diverse content for children whilst adapting to technological advances. This blog coincides with the publication of a new Media Policy Project policy brief about families and ‘screen time’, authored by LSE’s Alicia Blum-Ross and Sonia Livingstone.
Anyone who works […]
LSE’s Leslie Haddon looks at the findings from the final Net Children Go Mobile report, noting that some of the hype and panic about kids’ constant connectivity through mobile devices might be unwarranted.
Children’s increasing access to smartphones at ever younger ages is generating speculation about what this constant connectivity means for a new generation. However, concerns about its implications prompted […]
Children and Data Protection
Date & time: 14 October 2016 (tbc)
Venue: LSE, London
More coming soon…
Audiovisual Media Services within the Digital Single Market
Date & time: 15 June 2016, 10:00 – 17:30 (tbc)
Venue: CEPS Conference Room, 1 Place du Congrès, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
The LSE Media Policy Project, in collaboration with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), is holding a conference on Audiovisual Media Services […]
The Media Policy Project produces policy briefs that present new research relevant to current policy debates. This is an edited series that attempts to make academic research accessible and understandable to a larger audience.
Misinformation, digital literacy and the school curriculum
By Gianfranco Polizzi and Ros Taylor
Protection of children online: does current regulation deliver?
By Sonia Livingstone, Damian Tambini, Nikola Belakova and […]
Keeping you up to date with ongoing consultations related to media and communications policy in the UK and Europe, the Consultations and Studies Page has the dates and deadlines you need to make sure you get involved.
The Media Policy Project produces Policy Briefs that present new research relevant to current policy debates. This is an edited series […]