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Dr Barbie Clarke
Family Kids & Youth
Barbie heads up children’s research agency Family Kids & Youth and was formerly a director at GfKNOP. Barbie completed her PhD in child and adolescent psychosocial development at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education, where her published research has looked at early adolescents’ use of digital media. She taught post-graduate students at the Faculty for five years. A trained child therapist, she has worked with young offenders and in secondary schools in Tower Hamlets. A Fellow of the Market Research Society (MRS), Barbie regularly gives papers at international conferences, writes articles, and has appeared on TV and radio commenting on youth research.
Research 4 & 5
Two 30 minute research presentations... 4. Are Digital Tools Making Children More Creative? Children are no longer just using a pen and paper to be creative. Are the digital tools now at their disposal making them more creative, or less so? Presented by Maurice Wheeler, Little Big Partnership Audio + PowerPoint: Podcast: 5. Do Children Still Like Reading? Using discussion, ethnography & galvanic skin response to understand differences in parents & children’s response to reading in print and on a screen. Presented by Dr. Barbie Clarke, Family Kids & Youth and Alison David, Egmont Digital entertainment dominates children’s leisure time. Over half (53%) of…
Mind The Gap
In considering the 'gap' between mindful, calm behaviours amongst children and their rapid-fire media consumption, the panel will look at how young people’s lives have altered with rapid technological change and debate just how effective mindfulness and other ‘slow-down’ methods might be to children’s wellbeing while also considering the challenges to mindfulness put forward by some opponents. Do we just need to ‘get with the times’ or should we chill out – and how does media consumption reflect that? Using a research perspective, the panel will consider whether programme content, pace and style of production needs to accommodate or provide…