About

Dr. Monica Bulger is a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum where she studies privacy trade-offs of student data use and develops student privacy training resources for K-12 schools. Her recent publications include The Promises, Challenges, and Futures of Media Literacy (2018)The Legacy of inBloom (2017), and Personalized Learning: The Conversations We’re Not Having (2016).

In collaboration with the Crash Course team, Dr. Bulger recently developed a twelve-part media literacy series aimed at teens (check it out on Youtube!). She co-authors the Student Data Privacy, Equity and Digital Literacy newsletter with the Youth and Media team at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Internationally, Dr. Bulger’s work focuses on children’s rights in the digital age. Publications include A Global Agenda for Children’s Rights in a Digital Age (UNICEF & LSE, 2013), Victims are not Virtual (UNICEF & Data & Society, 2016), and Child Online Protection in the MENA Region (UNICEF & Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention, 2016). She studies the unintended consequences of laws designed to protect children that risk criminalizing adolescent behavior: Where Policy and Practice Collide: Comparing United States, South Africa, and European Union Approaches to Protecting Children Online (2017), Sexting, Minors, and U.S. Legislation: When Laws Intended to Protect Have Unintended Consequences (Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 2014).

She regularly convenes discussions among policymakers, technologists, researchers, journalists, and educators about issues affecting youth rights, such as privacy, online safety, and media literacy. She is an Affiliate of the Data & Society Research Institute, Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute, Fellow of Fundación Ceibal, and 2014-2015 Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center. Dr. Bulger has contributed policy research to UNICEF, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the European Commission. She serves on international advisory boards for Global Kids Online, Better Internet for Kids Policy Mapping, and the International Child Redress Project. She is a Teaching Fellow of the National Writing Project and holds a PhD in Education from University of California, Santa Barbara with emphases in cognitive science and social dimensions of technology. Reflections on current policies, news items and ongoing research can be found at London School of Economics Media Policy Blog, Macarthur Digital Media & Learning Blog, Medium, and here on her personal blog.