Sonia Livingstone will talk about her current research project on ‘Parenting for a Digital Future’. The research, which is part of the Connected Learning Research Network, is based on a series of qualitative case studies that investigate how children and their parents and educators imagine and prepare for their personal, learning and work-related futures in a digital age.
Sonia Livingstone is a Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. She is author or editor of nineteen books and many academic articles and chapters. She serves on the Executive Board of the UK's Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), for which she is the Evidence Champion. She was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2014 'for services to children and child internet safety.' She leads the project, Preparing for a Digital Future, which follows the recently-completed project, The Class, both part of the MacArthur Foundation-funded Connected Learning Research Network. She directed the 33-country network, EU Kids Online, funded by the EC's Better Internet for Kids programme, with impacts in the UK and Europe. She gave a recent TEDX talk on How children engage with the internet.