What Are Pre-Schoolers Doing With Tablets And Is It Good For Them?

March 4, 2016

The undeniable reality is that ever younger children are gaining access to tablets, becoming proficient tablet users, but is this really in their best interests, developmentally? Sonia Livingstone highlights the findings of a recent report looking into young children’s digital play and opportunities. Sonia is Professor of Social Psychology at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and has more than 25 years of experience in media research with a particular focus on children and young people. She i Read More...

Parenting for a Digital Future – recent media appearances

September 4, 2015

Eagle-eyed readers may have spotted one of three major press stories featuring our research on parenting and technology last week. Sonia was featured in an article in the Telegraph on Cyber safety: How protected are your children online? In it, journalist Zoe Brennan worried about the heavy reliance she and her children (teenagers and a toddler) have developed on ‘screen time’ during the school holidays. Brennan discussed maintaining a balance between outdoor activities and time spent on devices, and Read More...


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