Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE

Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE

Visiting Professor in Practice

Department of Media and Communications

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Key Expertise
Children’s rights in the digital environment

About me

Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE is a British filmmaker, Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords, and an advocate for children’s rights in the digital world. 

She is the Founder and Chair of 5Rights Foundation, a charity that works to create policy and practical solutions to build the digital world children and young people deserve. 

In the House of Lords, Kidron sits on the Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee and the Joint Committee on the draft Online Safety Bill. She is a Commissioner for UNESCO's Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development; sits on MIT Media Lab and IEEE’s Council on Extended Intelligence; and is a member of the Advisory Council for University of Oxford’s Institute for Ethics in AI.

Baroness Kidron will be Visiting Professor in Practice in the Department from July 2021 to July 2023, and will work with Professor Sonia Livingstone during her time here.