Parenting for a Digital Future
By 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. In Parenting for a Digital Future, Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross draw on extensive and diverse qualitative and quantitative research with a range of parents in the UK to reveal how digital technologies characterize parenting in late modernity, as parents determine how to forge new territory with little precedent or support. They chart how parents often enact authority and values through digital technologies since "screen time," games, and social media have become both ways of being together and of setting boundaries. Parenting for a Digital Future moves beyond the panicky headlines to offer a deeply researched exploration of what it means to parent in a period of significant social and technological change.
Chapter 1 - Expectations
Chapter 2 - Family life in the digital age
Chapter 3 - Social inequality
Chapter 4 - Geek identities in the digital family
Chapter 5 - (Dis)abilities
Chapter 6 - Parents and digital learning
Chapter 7 - Imagining the future
Appendix - Research methods
Sonia Livingstone is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a member of IAMCR.
Alicia Blum-Ross is a visiting fellow at the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a member of IAMCR.
The above text is from the seller's description of the book.
Title: Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Children's Lives
Authors: Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross
Publisher: Oxford University Press