Professor Elisabeth Staksrud

Professor Elisabeth Staksrud has spent her career investigating the interrelationship between perceived and actual online risk, policy and regulatory interventions and children’s participatory rights. Elisabeth’s expertise is in children and online risk and opportunities, including rights-based issues and transgressive online behaviour; freedom of expression and censorship, with an interest in new media and regulatory legitimacy; and research ethics.

In 2013, Elisabeth published Children in the Online World: Risk, Regulation, Rights, a book that provides insights into the contemporary regulation of online risk for children and teenagers. Elisabeth has contributed to numerous studies and papers on children and digital technologies, including a framework for researching children’s online risks and opportunities in Europe and a study on young children’s key concerns of content on the Internet. She has led several international research projects, and is in the management group of the EU Kids Online network. Prior to her research career, Elisabeth worked as an advisor at the Norwegian Media Authority and Norwegian Board of Film Classification.

Earliest digital memory
My dad buying one of the first mobile phones. It weighed a ton, had its own backpack, and would normally only be connected if you stayed within 20 meters of our house. It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g! (20 meters is actually long enough when you as a child crave privacy…)

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