Young People and Technology – Pros, Cons and the Future
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There is general public concern over the safety risks posed by internet connections with unknown individuals and organisations. 

Andy Phippen is a professor of social responsibility in information technology and is a leading expert in this area. 

In this session (part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science), Andy will raise awareness of internet dangers and inform participants of effective strategies for protection.

All welcome. 

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Location: Room 202, Mast House, Shepherd's Wharf, 24 Sutton Road, Plymouth PL4 0HJ.

Speaker: Professor Andy Phippen.

Andy is a professor of social responsibility in information technology at the Plymouth Business School, Plymouth University. 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.


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About the ESRC Festival of Social Science (extract from the ESRC* website)

The ESRC Festival of Social Science offers a fascinating insight into some of the country's leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives - both now and in the future.

You may be surprised at just how relevant the Festival's events are to society today. Social science research makes a difference. Discover how it shapes public policy and contributes to making the economy more competitive, as well as giving people a better understanding of 21st century society. From big ideas to the most detailed observations, social science affects us all everyday - at work, in school, when raising children, within our communities, and even at the national level.

Everyone - from schoolchildren to politicians - can take part in and hear about social science research in the Festival's many engaging events.

This celebration of the social sciences takes place across the UK - via public debates, conferences, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions and much more. 2014 is the twelfth year that ESRC has held the Festival of Social Science and each year the Festival grows from strength to strength.

* ESRC - Economic and Social Research Council.

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