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Children's Media: More Harm than Good?

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Media@LSE Public Lecture

Date: Thursday 24 January 2008
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Sonia Livingstone
Chair: Professor Robin Mansell

Public policy is scrutinising potential media harms, given rapid expansion of the internet, fears over 'toxic' childhood, and pressing dilemmas for media regulation. But is the media the problem or the solution?

Sonia Livingstone (BSc Psychology, UCL; DPhil Social Psychology, Oxford) joined the LSE in 1990 and is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Media and Communications. She is author of ten books, and has published widely on the subject of media audiences, focusing on audience reception of diverse television genres. Her recent work concerns children, young people and the internet, as part of a broader interest in the domestic, familial and educational contexts of new media access and use. She has most recently co-authored the work Media Consumption and Public Engagement: Beyond the presumption of attention (2007).

Podcast & Transcript

A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE public lectures and events podcasts channel.

A copy of Professor Livingstone's speech is now available to download.

Download: Children's Media, More Harm than Good? (pdf)

The next lecture organised by the Media and Communication Department will take place on Wednesday 27 February and is entitled Distant Suffering in the Media.