e-Horizons Institute: Dr Tanya Byron, "Beyond Byron: Towards a New Culture of Responsibility"

Past Event

12 June 2008, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Oxford University e-Science Laboratory
7 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3QG

Asked by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to investigate the new dangers to children being brought up in the digital age, Dr Tanya Byron, under the auspices of the Department for Children, Schools and Families, produced a 224-page report (see The Byron Review). The child psychologist's recommendations included a cinema-style system of classification for video games and a thorough public education campaign and educational efforts in schools. She also 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. This Lecture provides an opportunity to hear Tanya Byron's reactions to the Review's launch and to 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.