Beyond Byron: Towards a New Culture of Responsibility


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Date

12 June 2008

Speakers:

Dr Tanya Byron
Professor John Palfrey (Respondent)
Annie Mullins, Global Head of Content Standards at Vodafone (Respondent)

Description:

Asked by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to investigate the new dangers to children being brought up in the digital age, Dr Tanya Byron, under the auspices of the Department for Children, Schools and Families, produced a 224-page report (see The Byron Review). The child psychologist's recommendations included a cinema-style system of classification for video games and a thorough public education campaign and educational efforts in schools. She also warned that protecting children against all risks stunts their development and that an important part of growing up is learning to assess and deal with danger.

This Lecture provides an opportunity to hear Tanya Byron's reactions to the Review's launch and to the feedback she has received since.

This event is organised in collaboration with the Family Online Safety Institute, with sponsorship from Vodafone, Fox Interactive Media, and MySpace.

Duration

61 mins

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