Gates alumna writes in USA Today on protecting reality TV child stars

  • June 28, 2010

Gates alumna Hilary Levey (2002) has an op-ed this week in USA Today, on the laws needed to protect children who appear in reality TV programmes. In the article she highlights the gaps in legal protection for children who are the subject of reality TV shows, and who are often exploited by parents who seek to make money from the simple fact that their family is unusual.

Gates alumna Hilary Levey (2002) has an op-ed this week in USA Today, on the laws needed to protect children who appear in reality TV programmes. In the article she highlights the gaps in legal protection for children who are the subject of reality TV shows, and who are often exploited by parents who seek to make money from the simple fact that their family is unusual.

Dr Levey studied in Cambridge for the MPhil in Modern Society & Global Transitions, before returning to the US for PhD at Princeton Univeristy on children’s competitive activities. She is now a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, studying children’s sports injuries.

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