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Screen Time: Impacts on education and wellbeing

Inquiry

The Education Committee will assess how screentime can support and impact children’s development, wellbeing, and educational outcomes.

The Committee will also examine the effectiveness of digital safety education in schools and the ways in which schools and parents can be better supported to manage children’s screen usage.

The inquiry will also focus on how screen use for academic purposes is being managed in schools

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry.

You can submit evidence until 23:59 on 16 October 2023. Your submission should be no more than 3000 words.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Monday 16 October 2023.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Tuesday 12 March 2024
10:00am Public
Screen Time: Impacts on education and wellbeing - Oral evidence 12 March 2024
10:00am
  • Mark Bunting (Director of Online Safety Strategy Delivery at Ofcom)
  • Yih-Choung Teh (Group Director for Strategy and Research at Ofcom)
10:30am
  • Rt Hon Damian Hinds (Minister of State for Schools at Department for Education)
  • Charlotte Briscall (Director, Chief Digital Officer at Department for Education)
  • Kate Dixon (Director of Pupil Wellbeing and Safety at Department for Education)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 20 February 2024
10:00am Public
Screen Time: Impacts on education and wellbeing - Oral evidence 20 February 2024
10:00am
  • Jessica Edwards (Senior Policy Advisor on Childhood Harms at Barnardo’s)
  • David Wright (Director at The UK Safer Internet Centre (UKSIC), and CEO at SWGfL)
  • Ian Critchley (Lead on Child Protection at National Police Chiefs’ Council)
11:00am
  • Dame Rachel de Souza (The Children’s Commissioner at Office of the Children's Commissioner for England)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 9 January 2024
10:00am Public
Screen Time: Impacts on education and wellbeing - Oral evidence 9 January 2024
10:00am
  • John McGee (Senior Policy Advisor at BBC Education)
  • Elizabeth Anderson (Chief Executive at Learning Foundation and the Digital Poverty Alliance)
  • The Baroness Kidron OBE (Founder and Chair at 5Rights Foundation)
11:00am
  • Jonathan Baggaley (Chief Executive at PSHE Association)
  • Darren Northcott (National Official for Education at NASUWT - The Teachers' Union)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 21 November 2023
10:00am Public
Screen Time: Impacts on education and wellbeing - Oral evidence 21 November 2023
10:00am
  • Rafe Clayton (Principal Investigator, New Uses of Screens in Post-Lockdown Britain at University of Leeds)
  • Dr Amy Orben (Founder of the Digital Mental Health Research Group at University of Cambridge)
  • Dr Bernadka Dubicka (Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Hull and York Medical School, University of York)
11:00am
  • Vicki Shotbolt (Founder and CEO at Parent Zone)
  • Carolyn Bunting MBE (CEO at Internet Matters)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster

Contact us

  • Email: educom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 2370 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 8895 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA