This Webcast provides a discussion of some of the key issues identified through survey research on the use of the Internet by children. Interviews with children and parents provide higher quality data than is often available to address major controversies surrounding the opportunities and risks of Internet use by children.

About the speakers

  • Dr Ellen J. Helsper

    PhD Student, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Professor Sonia Livingstone

    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Sonia Livingstone (BSc Psychology, UCL; DPhil Social Psychology, Oxford) is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is author or editor of fourteen books and 100+ academic articles and chapters on children, young people and the internet; social and family contexts and uses of ICT; media / digital literacy; the mediated public sphere; television audiences – especially history, media uses, audience reception, media effects; internet use and policy; public understanding of communications regulation; and research methods in media and communications.