Sonia Livingstone is a full professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

She has published 19 books, including Children and the Internet: Great Expectations, Challenging Realities (Polity Press, 2009); Harm and Offence in Media Content: A Review of the Empirical Literature (Intellect, 2009); Media Regulation: Governance and the Interests of Citizens and Consumers (Sage Books, 2012); Children, Risk and Safety Online: Research and Policy Challenges in Comparative Perspective (Policy Press, 2012); and Digital Technologies in the Lives of Young People (Routledge, 2014).

She has advised the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, European Parliament, International Telecommunication Union, Council of Europe, Alliance for Child Safety Online and other organizations on children’s internet safety. She is research director of the 33-country network, EU Kids Online, funded by the European Commission’s Better Internet for Kids Programme (, and is executive board member and evidence champion for the Council for Child Internet Safety.

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