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Professor Livingstone appointed specialist adviser to House of Lords

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Professor Sonia Livingstone of the Department of Media and Communications has been appointed as a specialist adviser to the Communications Committee inquiry into children and the internet.

The Committee is conducting an inquiry into children's access and use of the internet. The Committee will also investigate how children's use of the internet is governed and regulated, examining the roles that parents, schools, media companies and regulators should all play.

Professor Livingstone said: “It’s an honour and a challenge to act as specialist advisor to the Communications Committee inquiry. An honour, because it’s a fantastic group to work with, and I know we’re about to be deluged with evidence in response to the call. A challenge, because there’s so much that needs to be done.”

The work draws on Prof Livingstone's work on EU Kids Online, a multinational research network that seeks to enhance knowledge of European children's online opportunities, risks and safety.

Earlier this year, Professor Livingstone contributed to a specially convened expert panel for the Department of Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS), on a consultation to discuss reducing children’s access to pornography on the internet.

Published 25 July 2016.

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