Detailed lecture plan/ course schedule
Lecture 1 Monday, January 25 Introducing the scope of the debate: Young people and digital media, between opportunities, risk and harm
Chapter 1 (Changing Childhood, Changing Media, pp. 1-32): in: Livingstone, S. (2009). Children and the Internet. Cambridge: Polity.
Chapter 2 (Individualization), Chapter 3 (Conceptualizing Online Risk), and Chapter 4 (What is Online Risk) total pp. 13-65 in: Staksrud, E. (2013). Children in the Online World: Risk, Regulation, Rights. Surrey: Ashgate.
Chapter 1 (Theoretical Framework for Children’s Internet Use, pp. 1-13) in: Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., & Gorzig, A. (2012). Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet: Research and Policy Challenges in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge: Polity.
Seminar 1 Thursday, January 28
Introduction (pp. 1 -28), Chapter 1 (Identity pp. 29-53), Chapter 3 (Addiction pp. 77-99), Chapter 4 (Danger pp. 100-127) and Chapter 5 (Bullying pp. 128-152) in: boyd, d. (2013). It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. Retrieved from: http://www.danah.org/books/ItsComplicated.pdf (the book is available for free online under Creative Commons license and there is no need to order it in the book store).
Lenhart, A. (2015, April 9). Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015. Smartphones facilitate shifts in communication landscape for teens (pp. 1-41). Retrieved from: http://www.pewinternet.org/files/2015/04/PI_TeensandTech_Update2015_0409151.pdf
Lecture 2 Monday, February 1 Talking about specific risks in the context of online opportunities: from bullying and sexting to pornography and “stranger-danger”
EU Kids Online (2014) EU Kids Online: findings, methods, recommendations. EU Kids Online, LSE, London, UK. pp. 1-40. Retrieved from: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/60512/
Chapter 11 (Bullying, pp. 141-151); Chapter 12 (‘Sexting,’ the Exchange of Sexual Messages Online among European Youth, pp. 151-156); Chapter 13 (Pornography, pp. 165-177); Chapter 14 (Meeting New Contacts Online, pp. 177-191), in: Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., & Gorzig, A. (2012). Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet: Research and Policy Challenges in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge: Polity.
Chapter 4 (Constructing Identity Online: Identity Exploration and Self-Presentation, pp. 59-76); Chapter 5 (Intimacy and the Internet: Relationships with Friends, Romantic Partners, and Family Members, pp. 81-99) in: Subrahmanyam, K. & Smahel, D. (2011). Digital Youth: The Role of Media in Development. New York: Springer.
Seminar 2, Thursday, February 4 More risks? Gaming and addiction debate. Discussing risks and harm in context: youth awareness of problematic situations and the meaning of such situations for youth.
Smahel, D. & Wright, M. (2014) The meaning of online problematic situations for children: Results of cross-cultural qualitative investigation in nine European countries. (Awareness of Bullying and Harassment; Sexual content and communication; Meeting strangers on and offline; Privacy and personal data misuse; Other problematic situations; Age and gender perspectives pp. 44-73) Retrieved from:
Chapter 5 (We Play: The Allure of Social Games, Synthetic Worlds and Second Lives, pp. 103-133) and Chapter 6 (Hooked: Rethinking the Internet Addiction Debate, pp. 133-155) in: Watkins, C. S. (2009). The Young and the Digital: What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for Our Future. Boston: Beacon Press.
Additional, optional readings:
Vandebosch, H., & Van Cleemput, K. (2009). Cyberbullying among youngsters: profiles of bullies and victims. New Media and Society, 11(8), 1349-1371.
Gorzig, A. (2011). Who bullies and who is bullied online? A study of 9-16 year old internet users in 25 European countries. Retrieved from: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39601/1/Who%20bullies%20and%20who%20is%20bullied%20online%20(LSERO).pdf
Lecture 3, Monday, February 8 Regulation, policy response, moral panics: The scope of the media and public debate about youth and technology
Guest lecture by Prof. Elisabeth Staksrud. Please prepare three questions for Prof. Elisabeth Staksrud and post to the discussion section on Fronter one day before the class (by noon, one day before the class)
Elisabeth Staksrud and Jørgen Kirksæther “He who buries the little girl wins! Moral Panics as Double Jeopardy! The Case of Rule of Rose.” (pp. 145- 160) in: Critcher, C., Hughes, J., Petley, J., and Rohloff, A. (Eds.) Moral Panics in the Contemporary World. New York: Bloomsbury.
Chapter 6 (Regulation as Legitimate Protection pp. 87-109) and Chapter 7 (From Authority to Advisory pp. 110-125) in: Staksrud, E. (2013). Children in the Online World: Risk, Regulation, Rights. Surrey: Ashgate.
Marwick, A. E. (2008). To catch a predator? The MySpace moral panic. First Monday, 13(6). Retrieved from: http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2152/1966
Additional, optional readings:
Introduction (pp. 11-19) and Chapter 5: Livingstone, S. (2013). Knowledge Enhancement: The Risks and Opportunities of Evidence- Based Policy (pp. 93-111) in: O’Neill, B., Staksrud, E., & McLaughlin, S. (2013). Towards a Better Internet for Children? Policy Pillars, Players, and Paradoxes. Goteborg: Nordicom.
Seminar 3, Thursday, February 11 How do we think about and assess the effects of internet use? Evidence of physical and psychological implications.
Chapter 7 (Internet Use and Well Being: Physical and Psychological Effects, pp. 123-138) and Chapter 10 (The Darker Sides of the Internet: Violence, Cyberbullying and Victimization, pp. 179-196) in: Subrahmanyam, K. & Smahel, D. (2011). Digital Youth: The Role of Media in Development. New York: Springer.
Sherry Turkle. (2015, 09, 26). Stop Googling, Let’s Talk. The New York Times. Retrieved from: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/opinion/sunday/stop-googling-lets-talk.html?_r=0
Smahel, D. & Wright, M. (2014) The meaning of online problematic situations for children: Results of cross-cultural qualitative investigation in nine European countries. (“Coping” pp. 95-122), Retrieved from:
Lecture 4, Monday, February 15 Digital Media Use in the Context of Children’s Rights; Parental mediation strategies, digital citizenship: what works?
Livingstone, S., and Bulger, M. (2013) A Global Agenda for Children’s Rights in the Digital Age: Recommendations for Developing UNICEF's Research Strategy. Florence: UNICEF Office of Research. pp. 8-48 (they do not need to read from p.35 to p.39). Retrieved from: http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/702
Chapter 18 (The effectiveness of Parental Mediation, pp. 231-245), Chapter 19 (Effectiveness of Teachers’ and Peers’ Mediation in Supporting Opportunities and Reducing Risks Online, pp. 245-256) and Chapter 20 (Understanding Digital Inequality: The Interplay between Parental Socialization and Children’s Development, pp. 257 -273) in: Livingstone, S., Haddon, L., & Gorzig, A., (Eds). Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet: Research and Policy Challenges in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge: Polity.
Livingstone, S. (2015). The Parent App is Every Anxious Parent’s Dream. Retrieved from: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/parenting4digitalfuture/2015/03/17/the-parent-app-is-the-anxious-parents-dream/
Ohler, J. (2012). Digital Citizenship Means Character Education for Digital Age. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 48(1), 25-27.
Additional, optional readings:
Chapter 4 (Families, pp. 149-192). In: Ito, M. (2010). Hanging out, Messing around and Geeking out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media. Cambridge, Ma: MIT Press.
Livingstone, S., Mascheroni, G., Dreier, M., Chaudron, S. & Lagae, K. (2015) How parents of young children manage digital devices at home: the role of income, education and parental style. London: EU Kids Online, LSE. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/63378/ (pp. 7-21)
Chapter 8 (Balancing Online Opportunities and Risks, pp. 208-232). In: Livingstone, S. (2009). Children and the Internet. Cambridge: Polity.
Seminar 4, Thursday, February 18 Media literacy and digital citizenship continued. How do we define digital citizenship and e-safety and what is media literacy in digital context?
Guest lecture by Prof. Sonia Livingstone. Please prepare three questions for Prof. Livingstone and post to the discussion section on Fronter one day before the class (by noon, on Feb.17th)
Chapter 1 (The Emerging Civic Landscape, pp. 17-48) in: Mihailidis, P. (2014). Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen: Youth, Engagement and Participation in Digital Culture. New York: Peter Lang.
Collier, A. (20, 10, 2014). Of Young People’s (not just digital) Citizenship. Retrieved from: http://www.netfamilynews.org/young-peoples-just-digital-citizenship
Chapter 1 (Morality, Ethics and Digital Life. pp. 1-22) in: James, C. (2014). Disconnected: Youth, New Media and the Ethics Gap. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Lecture 5, Monday, February 22 Privacy: The Context of Rights, E-safety and Commercial Data Collection
Chapter 2 (Privacy, pp. 54-77) in: boyd, d. (2013). It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens. Retrieved from: http://www.danah.org/books/ItsComplicated.pdf
Section 3 (Intimacy, pp. 117-147) in: Ito, M. (2010). Hanging out, Messing around and Geeking out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media. Cambridge, Ma: MIT Press.
Lapenta, G. H., & Jørgensen, R. F. (2015). Youth, privacy and online media: Framing the right to privacy in public policy-making. First Monday, 20(3).
Seminar 5, Thursday, February 25th Focusing on material culture and commercial data collection
Introduction and Chapter 1 (Exploited or Empowered?) pp. 1-25 (for both chapters) in: Buckingham, D. (2011). The Material Child: Growing up in Consumer Culture. Cambridge: Polity.
Chapter 11 (Citizen or Consumer, pp. 151-166). In: Staksrud, E. (2013). Children in the Online World: Risk, Regulation, Rights. Surrey: Ashgate.
Montgomery, K.C. (2015). Youth and Surveillance in the Facebook Era: Policy Interventions and Social Implications. Telecommunications Policy. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2014.12.006
Additional, optional readings:
Chapter 4 (Web of Deception, pp. 67-107) in: Montgomery, K. C. (2007). Generation Digital. Cambridge MIT Press.
Chapter 13, Part V (Branded Selves: How Children Relate to Marketing on a Social Network Site, pp. 211-226 by Håvard Skaar) in: Childhood and Consumer Culture. Buckingham, D., & Tingstad, V. (2010). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Lecture 6, Monday, April 4th The Studies of Youth and Media: Focusing on two topics: Methodology and Young Children
Chaudron S., Beutel M.E, Černikova M., Donoso Navarette V., Dreier M., Fletcher-Watson B., Heikkilä A-S., Kontríková V., Korkeamäki R-L., Livingstone S., Marsh J., Mascheroni G., Micheli M., Milesi D., Müller K.W. , Myllylä-Nygård T., Niska M., Olkina O., Ottovordemgentschenfelde S., Plowman L., Ribbens W., Richardson J., Schaack C. , Shlyapnikov V., Šmahel D., Soldatova G. and Wölfling K. (2015). Young Children (0-8) and digital technology: A qualitative exploratory study across seven countries. pp. 7-30. Available at http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC93239
Barbovschi, M., Green, L. and Vandoninck, S. (2013) Innovative approaches for investigating how young children understand risk in new media: Dealing with methodological and ethical challenges. EU Kids Online Network, London, UK. pp. 4-64. Retrieved from: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/53060/
Seminar 6, Thursday, April 7
boyd, d., Hargittai, E., Schultz, J., & Palfrey, J. (2011). Why parents help their children lie to Facebook about age: Unintended consequences of the Online Privacy Protection Act. First Monday16 . Retrieved from: http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3850/3075
Lecture 7, Monday, April 11 Concluding reflections: Opportunities, risks, harm and moral panics –where do you stand?
boyd, D. (2007). Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life. In D. Buckingham (Ed.), MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Learning – Youth, Identity, and Digital Media Volume (pp. 119–142). Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Retrieved from http://www.danah.org/papers/WhyYouthHeart.pdf.
Chapter 1 (Media Ecologies, pp. 29-77), in: Ito, M. (2010). Hanging out, Messing around and Geeking out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media. Cambridge, Ma: MIT Press.
Seminar 7, Thursday, April 14
Chapter 12 (“Child Pornography is Great!” pp. 167-173) and Chapter 13 (Good Luck! pp. 175-176) in: Staksrud, E. (2013). Children in the Online World: Risk, Regulation, Rights. Surrey: Ashgate.