Networked crises? Banning, limiting or embracing smartphones in Australian schools

This Social Sciences Week event is presented by the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) and the School of Sociology at the Australian National University.

This public panel features three social scientists who research the intersections of young people, digitalisation, data, surveillance, performativity and subjectivity. The panellists will reflect on the public and policy debate in recent times about plans to ban the use of smartphones in NSW schools. They will explore the parameters of the debate from various disciplinary perspectives and angles, and will open up new ways of problematising and understanding the relationship between networked devices and young people.

A/Prof Gavin J.D. Smith, School of Sociology, Australian National University
Dr Jenny Davis, School of Sociology, Australian National University
A/Prof Anders Albrechtslund, Director of Center for Surveillance Studies, School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University

Time: 5pm for 5:30pm – 7pm
Venue: To be Confirmed

Light refreshments will be served following the panel discussion.

Free admission but registration for this event is essential. Please register by Monday 9th September 2019.

A registration link will be provided in due course.

For more information contact A/Prof Gavin J.D. Smith:

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