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Media & Public Engagement

BBC Ideas

Are you sharing too much online?

For many parents, it’s natural to share images of their children on social media. But is this fair? We explore the ethics of "sharenting".
Rose Capdevila and Lisa Lazard acted as academic consultants & contributors.

OU videos

Digital mothering

In this video our Gini Harrison, Lisa Lazard and Rose Capdevila talk about their work about Digital mothering on Student Hub Live.

What is sharenting?

Dr Lisa Lazard looks the new digital phenomenon that is 'sharenting' and considers whether it's a product of narcissism or societal pressures of parenting.

Are selfies a terrible thing?

Is the rise of the selfie a sign of a culture collapsing into narcissism - or is there something positive in the trend of arm's length self portraiture?
Lisa Lazard and Rose Capdevila acted as academic consultants & contributors.

Playing across generations

This short film reports the results from a study into online family relationships conducted by The Open University with Fundamentally Children.
OU: Lisa Lazard and Rose Capdevila and Gemma Ballard.
Fundamentally Children: Dr Amanda Gummer and Anna Taylor.

Public Engagement

We presented our work on social media at the following events

TedX: Friday the 8th of November 2019

TedX stand image

OpenFest on Friday the 18th of October 2019

Openfest stand poster

Articles and blogs

Contributions to government consultations

Dr Charlotte Dann was a named contributor to House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report on Changing the perfect picture: an inquiry into body image.