This ESRC funded Seminar Series ran from 2007-2009, organised jointly by the University of Oxford's Department of Education (Chris Davies and John Coleman) and LSE's Department of Media and Communications (Sonia Livingstone). It sought to engage researchers who combine a knowledge of adolescent development, an interest in new technologies, and a commitment to capacity building in the research community. It was guided by the recognition that, although new technologies are frequently seen as potentially harmful to children and young people, the positive benefits too often go unrecognised. The seminars brought together those who have an interest in sharing ideas about the positive benefits of technology for young people. The reports from the seminar series are available here:
See Davies, C., Coleman, J., and Livingstone, S. (2011) Special issue, 'The Educational and Social Impact of New Technologies on Young People in Britain.' Oxford Review of Education.