Sonia Livingstone is a full professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She teaches master’s courses in media and communications theory, methods, and audiences and supervises doctoral students researching questions of audiences, publics and youth in the changing digital media landscape. She is author or editor of 19 books and many academic articles and chapters. She has been visiting professor at the universities of Bergen, Copenhagen, Harvard, Illinois, Milan, Oslo, Paris II, and Stockholm, and is on the editorial board of several leading journals. She is a fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Royal Society for the Arts, and fellow and past president of the International Communication Association. She has received honorary doctorates from the University of Montreal and the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2014 “for services to children and child internet safety.”
August 3, 2020
Coding as the New Latin? Can Code Clubs Provide a New Pathway for Low-Income Children and Help Close the Digital Divide?
It’s the new Latin isn’t it? It’s like, if you couldn’t read or write 600 years ago, you were on the outside, you were a peasant. So in the new world you...Categories: Digital Citizenship, Digital Learning
August 19, 2019
What’s the Role of the School in Educating Children in a Datafied Society?
Of the many calls on schools, one is that they should teach children about their online privacy and data, so they are ready for the challenges of today’s increasingly datafied society. Such...Categories: Critical Perspectives, Digital Citizenship, Research
April 6, 2017
Screen Time for Kids: Getting the Balance Right
From digital homework platforms to extended video chats with friends, from remote working to family WhatsApp groups, there are infinite ways that digital media are becoming integrated into both children’s and parents’...Category: Digital Citizenship
March 2, 2017
The Trouble with ‘Screen Time Rules’
“Screen time,” as ever, is a hot topic for academics, policy folk and for parents. There’s a seemingly endless debate about how much is too much, or indeed (as we’ve argued) whether...Categories: Digital Citizenship, Edtech
July 7, 2016
Is It Time to Rethink Most Everything We Think About ‘Screen Time’?
Is “screen time” equivalent to… crossing the road? Necessary but don’t let little ones go unsupervised. Eating a balanced diet? Prioritize things that are “good for you” but you can occasionally sneak...Category: Digital Citizenship
May 5, 2016
We first met the class at the end of a sunny afternoon in July in the quiet of a London suburb. We found ourselves addressing a blur of teenage faces turned expectantly...Categories: Connected Learning, Research