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5 June 2024 | 18:30–20:00 | LSE

Tech tantrums - when tech meets humanity | Public lecture of the Digital Futures for Children centre

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Chair: Professor Sonia Livingstone

Speakers: Baroness Beeban Kidron

AI is poised to supercharge its impact on almost every aspect of economic, public and personal life. Tech leaders in Silicon Valley believe that AI poses an existential threat to humanity even as they enter an arms race to be ’the ruler of the world”. This year 50% of the world’s population go to the polls, without a single party offering a vision of how they will ride, contain or regulate the wave of change that AI will bring.

In this talk, Beeban Kidron, best known for her global impact on tech regulation to benefit children, will set out why issues around AI must not be left to tech experts and unaccountable corporations.

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Past events

Impact of regulation on children’s digital lives | Report launch

New legislation and regulations are driving social media companies to make child safety and privacy changes, finds our new report by Steve Wood of PrivacyX Consulting and ex-ICO Deputy Commissioner. The report was launched on 20th May 2024 at the House of Lords.

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Digital Media Use in Early Childhood: Birth to Six | Book launch

The DFC launched Digital Media in Early Childhood: Birth to Six on 7th May 2024 with a lively and well attended event in LSE’s Shaw Library.

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Speakers: Professor Sonia LivingstoneProfessor Susan Danby, Professor Lelia Green and Professor Brian O’Neill

DFC celebrated the launch of Digital media use in early childhood with the authors and discussants. The book draws on a three-year research project examining the realities of under six-year-olds' experiences of digital technologies in the UK and Australia. At the launch, the authors presented the key arguments and reflect on a child rights-informed approach to early years’ digital lives.

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Pre-order book (flyer with discount code)

Launching: Digital Futures for Children

In case you missed the launch of Digital Futures for Children – a research collaboration between 5Rights Foundation and the Department of Media and Communications at London School of Economics and Political Science – you can find out more here.