Sonia Livingstone DPhil (Oxon), FBA, FBPS, FAcSS, FRSA, OBE is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published 20 books on children’s online opportunities and risks, including “The Class: Living and Learning in the Digital Age.” Taking a comparative, critical and contextualised approach, her research examines how the changing conditions of mediation are reshaping everyday practices and possibilities for action. She researches media audiences, especially children’s and young people’s risks and opportunities, media literacy, and rights in the digital environment.
She currently directs the projects “Children’s Data and Privacy Online,” “Global Kids Online” (with UNICEF) and “Parenting for a Digital Future”, and she is Deputy Director of the UKRI-funded “Nurture Network.” Recipient of many honours, she has advised the UK government, European Commission, European Parliament, Council of Europe, OECD and UNICEF, among others, on children’s internet safety and rights in digital environments. Sonia is chair of the LSE’s Truth, Trust and Technology Commission, a former President of the International Communication Association and Executive Board member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, and founder of the EC-funded 33 country EU Kids Online research network. She is a #SaferInternet4EU Ambassador for the European Commission, and was Special Advisor, House of Lords Select Committee on Communications: Inquiry into Children and the Internet, 2016-17. She blogs at www.parenting.digital. See www.sonialivingstone.net and @Livingstone_S