Researching Children's Lives in a Digital Age

5 Sep 2018

On 5 September 2018, the ISS21 Children and Young People Research Cluster hosted a seminar with visiting speaker, Dr. Liam Berriman, Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. Dr Berriman has worked on a number of projects around digital culture, archives and computational ethnography, and is co-author of Researching Everyday Childhoods: time, technology and documentation in a digital age (2018).

This seminar reflected on the methodological and ethical issues that arise in researching children’s digital lives. Drawing on findings from a recent qualitative longitudinal study ('Everyday Childhoods'), the seminar also touched on how public debate about children’s digital lives has become highly politicised. One of the central aims of the Everyday Childhoods study was to explore the period of transition between 7 and 14 years, during which children’s relationships with technology undergo significant transformation. 

A recording of the seminar is available at the following link: 

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