Alicia Blum-Ross & Sonia Livingstone

About Alicia Blum-Ross & Sonia Livingstone

Alicia Blum-Ross is a Research Officer in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. An anthropologist by training, her current project, Parenting for a Digital Future, examines the diverse ways that parents approach the task of raising their children in a digital age. She is interested in how children and adults together find ways of learning, connecting and creating through and around digital media. She has previously researched participatory media production by ‘at risk’ youth and also works as an impact evaluator for film and digital media and learning programs. She blogs about parenting and digital media research at

Twitter: @aliciablumross

Sonia Livingstone is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. Sonia researches the opportunities and risks for children and young people afforded by digital and online technologies, focusing on media literacy, social mediations, and children’s rights in the digital age. Her new book is The Class: living and learning in the digital age (2016, with Julian Sefton-Green). A fellow of the British Psychological Society, Royal Society for the Arts, and fellow and past President of the International Communication Association, she leads the projects Global Kids Online, Preparing for a Digital Future and EU Kids Online.

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From Youth Voice to Young Entrepreneurs: The Individualization of Digital Media and Learning

JODML-article-icon-purple-35This article explores and contrasts the distinct “voice” versus “entrepreneurial” discourse in digital and media literacy education.

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