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Online and offline risk - getting young people's experience of the internet into perspective

Thinking Like a Social Scientist lunchtime lecture series

Date: Thursday 4 February 2010
Time: 1.05pm
Venue:  Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Sonia Livingstone

In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE's academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day. They survey the leading ideas and contributions made by their discipline, explain the types of problems that are addressed and the tools that are used, and explore the kinds of solutions proposed.

Professor Livingstone's lecture will critically examine social science evidence regarding the risks children encounter online. This will be theorised in relation to the risk society, the sociology of childhood, and the diffusion and appropriation of new technologies in the home. The lecture will conclude by considering how research findings may be used to engage with policy debates nationally and internationally in relation to internet governance and child welfare.

Sonia Livingstone is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications and director of a pan-European project, EU Kids Online, that examines children's internet use, risk and safety issues.

This series of lectures is supported by Sage Publications. LSE is grateful for their support.

The next lecture in this series, Risk-Based Regulation: Rethinking from a Lawyers' Perspective will take place on Thursday 25 February.

A list of all the lectures in the Thinking Like a Social Scientist lunchtime lecture series can be found here.

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