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Alicia Blum-Ross

Global Public Policy Lead for Kids & Family, Google

Alicia is the Global Public Policy Lead for Kids & Families at Google where she helps develop products, policies and outreach for children and their families, and communicate Google’s efforts to external stakeholders. Her work within and outside of industry has long focused on helping children and young people safely connect, create and learn online.

Alicia joined Google from the London School of Economics and Political Science where she worked on a MacArthur Foundation funded project to study families and technology. She is the co-author (with Sonia Livingstone) of Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopes and Fears about Technology Shape Our Children’s Lives (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) and the co-editor of a forthcoming book on digital literacy, makerspaces and young children. She has worked with a range of organizations - from the British Film Institute to the ICT Coalition for Children Online - to build programs that foster children and young people’s digital literacy and resilience online, and understand the risks and opportunities for children as they navigate life in the digital age. She has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MPhil and PhD from the University of Oxford, where she studied youth media creators.