26 October, 2022

Spotlight on social media, child influencers and how to keep your kids safe

In the lead up to Children’s Week, the ABC Radio Perth Mornings program is going to put the spotlight on your kids and their online world.

Our expert panel will explore the rise of the child influencer and why they need to be regulated.

What are the pros and cons of social media, and how well is the privacy of your children protected.

You will hear about the latest research, what needs to change and get the perspective of teenagers.

Join Nadia Mitsopoulos and our panel will also be available to answer your questions.

Panelists include:

  • Tama Leaver is a Professor of Internet Studies at Curtin University, President of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) and and a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child. His research interests include children’s data, privacy and rights in an online world; visual social media;and the activity and regulation of big social media companies, especially in Australia. He is @tamaleaver on Twitter, and online at www.tamaleaver.net
  • Crystal Abidin is a digital anthropologist and internationally-acclaimed scholar of Influencer cultures, especially in the Asia Pacific region. Her ethnographic fieldwork spans 14 years, and has contributed to industry and government policy work on accidental virality among minors, cyberbullying, and emergent regulations for child influencers. She is Associate Professor of Internet Studies, Director of the newly launching Influencer Ethnography Research Centre, Founder of the TikTok Cultures Research Network, and Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child. Find her at wishcrys.com and @wishcrys

Doors open at 8:30am

Paid street parking available around ABC Perth

Can’t make it in person? Listen on 720AM, online and on the ABC listen app.

Spotlight – A series of forums hosted by ABC Radio Perth Morning’s presenter Nadia Mitsopoulos, shining a light on issues that affect the community and hearing directly from the people it impacts the most.