Associated Researchers and Staff:
This research project examines the emerging mix of on- and offline experiences in teenagers’ daily learning lives. We focus on the fluctuating web of peer-to-peer networks that may cut across institutional boundaries, adult values and established practices of learning and leisure. Key research questions include:
- How do social relationships shape forms of learning in and out of school? And how do forms of learning shape social relationships?
- How do young people use digital technologies within their daily activities within and beyond the classroom, as part of their ‘learning lives’, and under what conditions is this constructive, enabling or impeding?
- How is youthful engagement with digital technologies shaped by the formal or informal practices, opportunities or risks, empowerment or constraints of the institutions and spaces in which learning occurs?
- Insofar as these technological mediations enable or complement learning, can this be harnessed constructively to develop future recommendations?
Working with an ordinary London school, we will follow the networks within and beyond a single class of 13-14-year-olds at home, school and elsewhere over the course of an academic year – observing social interactions in and between lessons; conducting interviews with children, parents, teachers and relevant others; and mapping out-of-school engagements with digital networking technologies to reveal both patterns of use and the quality and meaning of such engagements as they shape the learning opportunities of young people.
- Livingstone, S., interviewed by Nigel Warburton and David Edmunds. 2012. Children and the Internet. Podcast, Social Science Bites.
- Livingstone, S. interview on Internet Safety and Children. 2013. Society for Media Psychology and Technology, American Psychological Association.
- Livingstone, S. ‘Children’s rights and the internet’. 2012. Workshop on the Rights of Children, Subcommittee on Human Rights (DG EXPO), European Parliament.
- Mapping Digital Makers: A review exploring everyday creativity, learning lives and the digital
- Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design
- Children, risk, and safety on the internet: Research and policy challenges in comparative perspective
- Risks and safety on the internet: The perspective of European children.
- Children and the Internet: Great Expectations, Challenging Realities
- Keynote, to Digital Youth: An international symposium on research, policy and educational perspectives on digital opportunities for young people in Ireland, Dublin, Nov. 2012
- The Realities of Youth and Peer Culture: Balancing Learning Opportunities and Risks
- CLRN Interview – Sonia Livingstone
- Professor Sonia Livingstone on Child abuse on the internet: risks and reality
- Professor Sonia Livingstone on Opportunities and Risks for Children Online
- Professor Sonia Livingstone on Family and the Media