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Professor Sonia Livingstone

Sonia Livingstone, LSE Professor, UKCCIS Evidence Champion and principal investigator of Global Kids Online, said:

“It’s great that the Safer Internet Centre commissions new research for each Safer Internet Day, as it’s vital that policy and practice are grounded in a representative survey of children’s online experiences. This year’s survey captures the huge importance of images for young people growing up in the digital age. These pose a host of risky opportunities – often creative and pleasurable, yet too often also pressurising and harassing. Each statistic revealing how many children struggle – to check if images are truthful, to control who sees an image, to deal with an upsetting image – should focus the minds of industry, schools and parents in supporting children.”