There is general public concern over the opportunities and risks associated with digital technology and its use by young people.
Andy Phippen is a Professor of Social Responsibility in Information Technology and works with young people all the time around their use of technology.
This talk explored different aspects of young people’s digital lives and discussed the
benefits and pitfalls of their use, along with practical advice on what can be
done to make engaging with technology empowering and safe.
Speaker: Professor Andy Phippen
Andy is a Professor of Social Responsibility in Information Technology at the Plymouth Business School. He has worked with the IT sector for over 15 years in a consultative capacity on issues of ethical and social responsibility, with companies such as British Telecom, Google and Facebook. He has presented written and oral evidence to parliamentary enquiries related to the public use of ICT and is widely published in the area. In recent years, he has specialised in the use of ICTs by children and young people, carrying out a large amount of grass roots research on issues such as their attitudes toward privacy and data protection, file sharing and internet safety. He is a research partner with the UK Safer Internet Centre and is a frequent media commentator on children and the internet.