Tech Talk: The 'Always On' Generation

BY spectator events


March 27, 2014

6:45 pm

The River Room, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP


Andrew Neil, chairman, The Spectator Magazine Group

Ed Vaizey, minister of state, Culture and the Digital Economy

Rory Sutherland, executive creative director and vice-chairman, Ogilvy UK and The Spectator's Wiki Man

Oliver James, author and psychologist

Jacqueline F. Beauchere, chief online safety officer, Microsoft


How technology is changing childhood

Young people will never know what life was like before the digital age, and childhoods are now shaped as much by screen based activities as they are by schools.

The Spectator, in partnership with Microsoft invited guests to this frank and fair discussion on whether children and adolescents who are ‘always-on’ are able to distinguish fully between their real and virtual worlds? Is excessive screen time damaging brain development? Or is technology creating a vastly superior learning environment?