Digital Literacy

The Blue Whale Game Paradox, Digital Literacy and Fake News

June 9, 2017

Last week there were a number of news reports about the harmful effects of social media on the mental health of teens and young people. Responding to this, we are publishing two posts this week that address the topic. The first post was about young people encountering inappropriate content online. This second post by Gianfranco Polizzi looks at the Blue Whale game and digital literacy.  ‘Fake news’, as Gianfranco Polizzi explores here, highlights the need for everyone, parents and children alike, Read More...

Young children and digital technology in Europe: important but not dominating

August 11, 2015

Credit: P. Put, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Alongside other researchers from seven countries across Europe, Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde recently contributed to a European Commission pilot study that investigated young children (0-8), families and digital technology. While the study found many common trends, Svenja highlights some country differences in parental management of media goods, contents and practices at home. She is a doctoral researcher at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and contribu Read More...


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