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Ofcom’s Children’s Media Literacy
January 23 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ofcom’s Children’s Media Literacy will be taking place on Tuesday 23rd January 2018, from 10am to 1pm, at Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Rd, London, SE1 9HA.
The event brings together stakeholders from government, academia, research agencies, the voluntary sector and industry. This year’s event will be hosted by Sharon White, Ofcom’s Chief Executive, and will include the following presentations from Ofcom and researchers from academia and the research sector:
Section 1 – Children’s content consumption
Emily Keaney, Ofcom: YouTube, TV and the role of content in children’s lives.
Lucy Brett, The BBFC and a representative from Goldstone Perl Research: What film do you want to watch? How children and parents decide what is appropriate.
Section 2 – Online risks and negative experiences
Jessica Rees, Ofcom: ‘Uncomfortable’ content, pressure, bullying and banter: a child’s-eye view of online risks.
Hannah Broadbent, CEO, Childnet: Online sexual harassment among 13-17 year olds.
April Ward, Christchurch Canterbury University: The impact of Social Media on young people’s identity and self-esteem.
Section 3 – Children’s and parents’ digital skills
Evie Owen and Ayesha Dasgupta, Ofcom: Interrogating the news: children’s ability to make critical judgements about news and information.
Anna Grant, Carnegie UK Trust: Children and young people who lack basic digital skills, why this is the case and how they manage without them.
Prof. Sonia Livingstone, LSE: How parents are mediating their children’s use of the internet, where they turn to for support and guidance and the hopes and concerns they have for tech in the future.
There are a limited number of places left for this event, so if you would like to come along but haven’t already registered please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. Places will be assigned on first come first served basis.