digital future

‘Sharenting:’ Parent bloggers and managing children’s digital footprints

July 31, 2015

Alicia Blum-Ross reflects on ‘sharenting’ and blogging as increasingly accepted parts of parenthood, and the ramifications of such practices for children as they grow up. Alicia is a researcher at the LSE’s Department of Media and Communications. She is interested in youth media production and is part of the Parenting for a Digital Future research project. ‘Sharenting,’ is the slightly awkward term for when parents share photos and stories about their kids online, via social networks and blo Read More...

How do parents influence their children’s attitudes to life?

June 26, 2015

In December 2014, the government’s Horizon Scanning Programme published a report on the Social Attitudes of Young People. Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde takes a closer look and shares insights into the significant roles that parents play in shaping their children’s take on life. Svenja is a doctoral researcher at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and contributes to the Parenting for a Digital Future research project. From the moment a child is born, parents wonder (and worry) Read More...

UK research team launches “Parenting for a Digital Future” blog for international audience

June 9, 2015

Sonia Livingstone, Alicia Blum-Ross and Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde from the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science are conducting a multi-year research project on ‘Parenting for a Digital Future’. Alongside their research, they have just launched a blog of the same name to explore and share insights on the task of parenting for a digital future – both in the UK and internationally.   Our research on Parenting for a Digital Fut Read More...


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