May 31, 2018
Sonia Livingstone OBE is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. She has published twenty books on media literacy with a particular focus on the opportunities and risks of digital media use in the everyday lives young people.
Sonia has advised the UK government, European Commission, European Parliament, Council of Europe and other national and international organisations on children’s rights, risks and safety in the digital age. 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 is on the Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, is a member of the Internet Watch Foundation’s Ethics Committee, is an Expert Advisor to the Council of Europe and was recently Special Advisor to the House of Lords’ Select Committee on Communications.
She is currently leading the project Global Kids Online (with UNICEF Office of Research and EU Kids Online) and writing a book called Parenting for a Digital Future (Oxford University Press). Sonia is chairing LSE’s Truth, Trust and Technology Commission and participates in the European Commission-funded research networks, DigiLitEY and MakEY.
She also runs the blog Parenting Digital.
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