CFS Seminar with Sandra Cortesi and Meredith Beaton
Thursday, May 16, 2013: Your Child and The Internet
Sandra Cortesi and Meredith Beaton of the Youth and Media Project at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University will host a conversation on Your Child and The Internet, reflecting on common (mis)conceptions about how youth interact with digital technology, what they do online, and how they engage with others on social networking platforms. As part of this dialog, they will present some of their latest research findings based on focus group interviews and survey data collected by both the Youth and Media team and their collaborators at the Pew Research Center for Internet and American Life. Attendees are invited to bring questions, concerns, thoughts, and comments, as well as actively contribute to the conversation.
Sandra Cortesi is a Fellow at the Berkman Center and the Director of the Youth and Media Project. She is responsible for coordinating the Youth and Media’s policy, research, and educational initiatives. At the new Youth and Media Lab Sandra works closely with talented young people and lead researchers in the field as they look into innovative ways to approach social challenges in the digital world, including the production and exchange of digital media, youth development in social networking, and digital citizenship. Together with Urs Gasser and the YaM team, she focuses on the topics of “information quality” and privacy, about which she has coauthored several publications. Sandra also examines a broad range of youth communication and information technology practices for insights into youth online behavior and emergent policy questions, where she applies her training as a cognitive scientist. Sandra continues to also be engaged in European projects in collaboration with the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Sandra has a Masters in Psychology, with a specialization in Neuro-Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction, from the University of Basel.
(Reprinted from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society website)
Meredith Beaton is a research assistant at the Youth and Media Project and is the co-author of several articles on cyber-bullying and how young people use the Internet.