Beyond Byron - Towards a New Culture of Responsibility
- Family Online Safety Institute
- Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3QG, UK
Dr. Tanya Byron were asked by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, to investigate the new dangers to children being brought up in the digital age. The investigation was under the auspices of the Department for Children, Schools and Families. The recommendations of the child psychologist's included a cinema-style system of classification for video games and a thorough public education campaign as well as educational efforts in schools. Dr. Byron 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.
The Family Online Safety Institute has teamed with the Oxford Internet Institute to bring you a Thursday Evening Lecture at the OII to hear Tanya Byron's reactions to the Review's launch and on the feedback she has received since.
Consumer groups, charities, government departments, trade bodies and other stakeholders will have an opportunity to hear more about recommendations mentioned in the report, the one-stop shop, the universal rating debate and kite-marking and the Council proposed in the Review.
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