Book reviews

Watch our new video about ‘The Class’

The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age tells the story of a year in the lives of an ordinary class of 13 to 14-year olds in a suburban, multi-ethnic London school. In classic ethnographic form, the book follows them at home, at school and with their friends and shows how the young people negotiate the pressures, opportunities […]

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    How the ordinary experiences of young people are being affected by networked technologies

How the ordinary experiences of young people are being affected by networked technologies

Digital technology advances are opening up new ways to communicate, with the potential to enhance student–teacher relationships. Sonia Livingstone, together with Julian Sefton-Green, followed a class of London teenagers for a year to find out more about how they are, or in some cases are not, connecting online. Their book about this research project, The Class: living and learning in the digital age, […]

A day in the digital life of teenagers

Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green spent one year with a class of 13 year olds – at school, at home, with their friends, and online. Their book about this research project, The Class: living and learning in the digital age, just came out and Sonia discusses the role of technology in teenagers’ everyday life. She finds that what they wish for most in the digital […]

Meet ‘The Class’

Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green spent one year with a class of 13 year olds – at school, at home, with their friends, and online. Their book about this research project, The Class: living and learning in the digital age, just came out and Sonia shares a glimpse at what those young people want, how they see the world, and how do they find a path through the […]

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    Introducing new book series: ‘Connected youth and digital futures’

Introducing new book series: ‘Connected youth and digital futures’

Julian Sefton-Green and Sonia Livingstone spent one year with a class of 13 year olds – at school, at home, with their friends, and online. Their book about this research project, The Class: living and learning in the digital age, is one of two debuting the MacArthur Foundation’s “Connected Youth and Digital Futures” book series. It is free to read online. Julian is an independent scholar working in education and […]

Book review: Parenting out of control

Charlotte Faircloth discusses Margeret Nelson’s book Parenting out of control and discusses how class affects parents’ use of technology. Charlotte is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Roehampton, London, UK. She is also a Visiting Scholar and founding member of the Centre for Parenting Culture Studies (CPCS) at the University of Kent. […]

The Class: living and learning in the digital age

Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green spent one year with a class of 13 year olds – at school, at home, with their friends, and online. Their book about this research project, The Class: living and learning in the digital age, will come out in early May and this is the first in a series of posts in which Sonia shares highlights from the book. Sonia is […]

Book review: Kids in the middle

Wendy M. Grossman takes a closer look at Vikki Katz’s work on how children of immigrants ‘broker’ for their parents, focusing on Hispanic families in Los Angeles. In particular, she explores the impact of digital technology, and how this is helping or hindering in the brokering process. Wendy writes about the border wars between cyberspace and real life. She […]

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    Book review: Disconnected: youth, new media and the ethics gap

Book review: Disconnected: youth, new media and the ethics gap

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Guest blogger Wendy M. Grossman wonders whether it is right to be optimistic about our digital futures? She discusses Carrie James’ new book Disconnected: youth, new media and the ethics gap in which the author suggests caution, emphasising time for reflection rather than disconnection. Wendy writes about the border wars between cyberspace and real life. She is the 2013 winner of the Enigma […]

December 30th, 2015|Featured, Reflections|1 Comment|
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    New advice for ‘media moms and digital dads’: An interview with Yalda T. Uhls

New advice for ‘media moms and digital dads’: An interview with Yalda T. Uhls

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With the holidays just around the corner, Alicia Blum-Ross speaks to Yalda T. Uhls about her new book Media moms and digital dads, advice for technology and gadgets as holiday gifts, and the challenges of parenting in the digital age. Alicia is a researcher at the LSE’s Department of Media and Communications. She is interested in youth media production and is part of the Parenting for […]

December 14th, 2015|Featured, Reflections|3 Comments|