Launching Digital Futures for Children - a new LSE and 5Rights Research Centre

Hosted by 5Rights Foundation and the Department of Media and Communications



Professor Sonia Livingstone

Professor Sonia Livingstone

Department of Media and Communications, LSE

Baroness Beeban Kidron

Baroness Beeban Kidron

5Rights Foundation

Building on the groundbreaking work of the Digital Futures Commission, we are pleased to announce Digital Futures for Children - a research collaboration between 5Rights Foundation and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Professor Sonia Livingstone, Director of Digital Futures for Children, will set out the centre’s ambition and Chair Baroness Kidron will discuss opportunities for advocacy for children's rights approaches to the digital world.

There will also be an interactive panel discussion entitled: Realising children’s rights in the face of rapid technological innovation. It will include contributions from experts and the opportunity to ask questions, discuss the centre’s research plans, and learn how webinar participants can get involved. We will ask:

  • What role do (and should) child rights play in redesigning and redeveloping the digital world?
  • How can realising children’s rights in a digital world benefit their lived experiences?

You can register for the event here.

About the speakers

Sonia Livingstone OBE (@Livingstone_S) is Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE and is Centre Director of Digital Futures for Children.

Beeban Kidron OBE (@5RightsFound) is a British filmmaker, Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords, and an advocate for children’s rights in the digital world. She is the Founder and Chair of 5Rights Foundation.

About Digital Futures for Children

Digital Futures for Children (DFC) is a joint research centre between LSE and 5Rights Foundation which will advance understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by digital technologies for children's rights and needs. Our goals are framed by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General comment No. 25 on children’s rights in relation to the digital environment - the authoritative statement in international law of how the UNCRC should be implemented by states worldwide in relation to all things digital.