Save the Date: Wednesday, 10 March 2021 | 16:00 – 17:30 CET | CO:RE WP5 – LSE
CO:RE Theories Webinar
A multidisciplinary webinar on theories and concepts to understand online risks for children
In a fast-developing digital ecology, the nature of online risk is continually evolving, sometimes exposing children to emerging risks well before adults know how to mitigate them. This poses challenges to our understanding of children’s experience to different types of online risk and the factors that may exacerbate or mitigate any harmful consequences. How can we conceptualise online risk, what factors underpin it both within and outside the digital domain? How does risk relate to children’s changing role in the digital environment – as a recipient, a participant, an actor and a consumer? Do risks change with the development of the digital ecology and how does that affect children? How do regulatory, technical, social or individual aspects affect risk exposure and whether risks lead to harm? In this webinar we will debate the theories and concepts that underpin such questions, drawing on media and communication, criminology, legal, and psychology approaches.