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Thursday, August 2 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Being a Connected Parent: Learning and Living with Digital Media

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In this symposium, we bring together researchers to share cutting edge research about parental practices, perceptions, and roles as they integrate technology and learning into their family practices. The three presentations in this symposium utilize nationally representative surveys of parents to explore issues of parental roles, perceptions, and obstacles as they work to support their children’s connected learning with technology. Two studies examine national surveys of US parents, and one study utilizes a national survey of UK parents. Taken together, these studies contribute substantially to the field by drawing more representative portraits of parents, digital media, and learning across two countries. The symposium format will be structured with three research presentations, representing research teams across seven institutions, and will be synthesized by our expert discussant, Dr. Brigid Barron. We will facilitate a panel and audience Q&A to conclude.

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June Ahn

Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine

Vikki Katz

Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Communication & Information

Sonia Livingstone

Professor, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political
Sonia Livingstone is a full professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. She is author or editor of eighteen books, including Children and the Internet: Great Expectations, Challenging Realities (Polity 2009), Harm and Offence in Media Content: A review of the empirical... Read More →
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Lori Takeuchi

Deputy Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Media Lab - Multi-purpose Room, 6th Floor, Building E14 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA