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    Children’s expectations regarding fair treatment of their personal data: what policy makers should know

Children’s expectations regarding fair treatment of their personal data: what policy makers should know

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office is in the process of putting together an age-appropriate design code, which will outline the standards that providers of online services which process personal data and are likely to be accessed by children will be expected to meet. Here, LSE’s Mariya Stoilova, Professor Sonia Livingstone  and Rishita Nandagiri offer advice to policy makers, based on the findings of their Children’s Data […]

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    Supervising, cheerleading, babysitting and collaborating: parents as co-learners in makerspaces

Supervising, cheerleading, babysitting and collaborating: parents as co-learners in makerspaces

In the first of four posts presenting findings from the Makerspaces in the early years (MakEY) final report, Sonia Livingstone, Alicia Blum-Ross, and Paige Mustain outline the key roles that parents adopt when accompanying their children to makerspaces. Sonia Livingstone is Professor of Social Psychology at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and is the lead investigator of the Parenting for a Digital Future research project. Alicia Blum-Ross is […]

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    Children with special educational needs and disabilities more likely to encounter harm online, say parents

Children with special educational needs and disabilities more likely to encounter harm online, say parents

Sonia Livingstone and Dongmiao Zhang discuss the major findings from the latest Parenting for a Digital Future study, and outline why special educational needs and disabilities are important in shaping children’s digital lives and why. Sonia Livingstone is Professor of Social Psychology at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and is the lead investigator of the Parenting for a Digital Future research project. Dongmiao Zhang is a […]

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    Children’s personal privacy online – it’s neither personal nor private

Children’s personal privacy online – it’s neither personal nor private

To mark Data Privacy Day on Monday and the launch of a new ICO-funded report, this post considers the implications of the intensified monitoring and data gathering which children are increasingly being subjected to. It also asks how children understand privacy online and what this means for services, regulation and policy. Rishita Nandagiri, Sonia Livingstone and Mariya Stoilova discuss their systematic evidence-mapping of studies of […]

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    Inequalities in the home influence children’s digital opportunities

Inequalities in the home influence children’s digital opportunities

Today Parenting for a Digital Future releases the fourth in its series of reports from our nationally representative survey of UK parents of children aged 0-17. This report highlights why digital inequalities matter in our increasingly digitalized and connected world. In this post, Sonia Livingstone and Dongmiao Zhang discuss the major findings from the study, and outline why socio-economic status and parental education are extremely important in […]

Parenting for a Digital Future… the book!

This post introduces our forthcoming book, Parenting for a digital future: How hopes and fears about technology shape our children’s lives. Based on in-depth interviews of British parents, educators and children, we ask how parents are tackling the challenges of the digital media landscape. We identified three main approaches to digital parenting, ’embracing’, ‘challenging’ and ‘resisting’, that were adopted by groups of parent across different backgrounds. Sonia Livingstone is Professor of […]

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    Conceptualising privacy online: what do, and what should, children understand?

Conceptualising privacy online: what do, and what should, children understand?

Post-Cambridge-Analytica, and post-GDPR, children are becoming increasingly aware of how their data is being used online but there are still limits to their digital literacy. In this post, Sonia Livingstone, Mariya Stoilova and Rishita Nandagiri discuss how they are conceptualising issues of privacy and personal data in their latest ICO-funded research into children’s understanding of privacy and data use […]

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    What’s new in ‘digital parenting’ research? Insights from the Connected Learning Summit 2018

What’s new in ‘digital parenting’ research? Insights from the Connected Learning Summit 2018

Connected learning has been defined as learning that is “socially embedded, interest driven and orientated towards educational, economic, or political opportunity”. In this post Sonia Livingstone outlines research from Parenting for a Digital Future, presented at the Connected Learning Summit in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which shows the many ways in which social class inequalities differentiate how parents can provide for their children’s […]

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    New videos on Parenting for a Digital Future’s YouTube channel

New videos on Parenting for a Digital Future’s YouTube channel

Parenting for a Digital Future’s YouTube channel showcases some of our latest research findings and we have recently posted four new videos on the following topics. [Header image credit: N. Cavallotto, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.jpg]

Parenting for a Digital Future Survey Report 1

Three short clips neatly summarise Parenting for a Digital Future’s Survey Report 1 “In the digital home, how do parents […]

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The European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children

Professor Brian O’Neill is Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation and Dean of the Graduate Research School at the Dublin Institute of Technology, and co-author of the recently-published report The Better Internet for Kids Policy Map: Implementing the European Strategy for a Better Internet for Children in European Member States. This blog, originally written for the Media Policy Project, provides a comprehensive survey of […]