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Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children's Lives

Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross


In the decades it takes to bring up a child, parents face challenges that are both helped and hindered by the fact that they are living through a period of unprecedented digital innovation. Drawing on extensive research with parents both rich and poor, parenting toddlers to teenagers, this book reveals how digital technologies give parenting struggles a distinctive character, as parents determine how to forge new territory with little precedent, or support. It argues that, in late modernity, parents are both more burdened with responsibilities and yet increasingly charged with respecting and d ... More

Keywords: digital parenting, qualitative research, imagining the future, digital imaginaries, digital media learning, risks and inequalities, screen time advice, young geeks, connected learning, parental perspectives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190874698
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190874698.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonia Livingstone, author
Professor, Department of Media and Communications, London Schoool of Economics

Alicia Blum-Ross, author
Public Policy Lead for Kids & Families, Google