Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Matt Blow, Policy and Government Affairs Manager, YoungMinds, Sue Jones, Global Deputy CEO, Ditch the Label, Dustin Hutchinson, Research and Policy Analyst, National Children’s Bureau, Carolyn Bunting, CEO, Internet Matters, and Duncan Stephenson, Director of External Affairs and Marketing, Royal Society for Public Health


Amy Orben, Lecturer, British Psychological Society, Dr Lucy Betts, Associate Professor, Nottingham Trent University, Dr Mark Griffiths, Distinguished Professor, Nottingham Trent University, and Professor Andrew Przybylski, Director of Research, Oxford Internet Institute


Wednesday 23 May 2018

Martin Hewitt, Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service, Dr Netta Weinstein, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, Beth Murray, Director of Communications and Engagement, Catch 22, Dr Keir Irwin-Rogers, Lecturer, The Open University, Sheldon Thomas, Consultant on gang and youth violence, Gangsline


Tuesday 3 July 2018

Susie Hargreaves OBE, Chief Executive, Internet Watch Foundation, David Austin, CEO, British Board of Film Classification, and Emily Cherry, Assistant Director of Policy & Public Affairs, Barnardo’s


Anna Clark, Cardinus Risk Management, Dr Vicky Goodyear, Lecturer in Pedagogy in Sport, Physical Activity and Health, University of Birmingham, Dr Heather Woods, Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Glasgow, Dr Max Davie, Officer for Health Promotion and Mental Health Lead, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and Professor Peter Fonagy, National Clinical Adviser on children and young people’s mental health, NHS England


Wednesday 4 July 2018

Becca, Member of Youth Select Committee 2017, Sienna, nominated by the National Children’s Bureau, Bethan, nominated by the National Children’s Bureau, Orlaith, nominated by Barnardo’s, and Jack, nominated by Kidscape


Tuesday 16 October 2018

Karim Palant, UK Public Policy Manager, Facebook, Claire Lilley, Europe, the Middle East and Africa lead on Child Safety, Google UK, and Sinead McSweeney, Vice-President of Public Policy and Communications for Europe, the Middle East and Africa region, Twitter


Will Gardner, Director, UK Safer Internet Centre, and Sarah Hannafin, Senior Policy Adviser, National Association of Head Teachers


Tuesday 13 November 2018

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, Yih-Choung Teh, Group Director, Strategy and Research, Ofcom, and Natasha Devon, Body Image & Mental Health Campaigner


Margot James MP, Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention, Department of Health and Social Care


Published: 31 January 2019