[MEDIA] Brits to spend on average more than 1.9 billion minutes on social media on Christmas Day with @PremierRadio

Earlier today, I spoke on Premier Radio News Hour. Some of the story made it onto a blog post, the rest has been captured here: The press release I was responding to: BRITS TO SPEND ON AVERAGE MORE THAN 1.9 BILLION MINUTES ON SOCIAL MEDIA ON CHRISTMAS DAY* This year is set to be a dazzling ‘Digital Christmas’ according to new research by Save the Children which shows a staggering 1.9 billion minutes will be Continue Reading →


So … it’s nearly the end of 2016! Hurrah, say many of you! So, it’s time for my e-Christmas card! For the first time this year, alongside Advent material from Brian Draper and Embrace the Middle East, I’ve decided to do a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar‘, either to go to Trussell Trust, or a local charity I’ve become aware of – Re:dish, because one of the challenges of 2016 that there has been (aside from the Continue Reading →

#WEdFevents Growing up Digital – technology, child development, iRights and policy with @WEdFevents

This morning I went to this excellent and thought provoking event – fast paced speakers, so lots of content in a short space of time, and slides/transcription including Q&A will be emailed to us after the event: [View the story “#WEdFevents: Children, The Internet and Rights” on Storify]

[MEDIA] Children using internet more than TV with @premierradio

I did a quick turnaround today, somewhat ‘off the cuff’ on a discussion of the news story from Ofcom re increasing amounts of hate speech online, and also the fact that children are using the internet more than they are watching TV (BBC News Story). You can read the story/listen to the audio here.  

[SPEAKER] Can you see me? for #PremDac16

This morning I have a breakout session at the Premier Digital Conference on “Can you see me? Who or what do people see through what you create online? How open and vulnerable should we be when creating in the digital space?”. Who or what do people see through what you create online? How open and vulnerable should we be when creating in the digital space? A huge topic which encourages you to think about who Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf2016 #55: God’s Daughters by @hannah_fytche

I was sent this book to read, and one evening I wanted something that didn’t look too long to read (and it’s designed for a younger audience than I am, so thought it would make for a good read) – and it was a quick read – but designed to take longer if you go back through for the exercises. The book tackles the topic of school, image, friends, family, church and personal relationships with Continue Reading →

[TOOLBOX] 27+ Sources of Legal Images #DMMP1617 #DSMMCM1617 #BigAg16

This afternoon, I was trying to explain a bit about copyright and the legal use of images to my students, as they are using publicly available blogs, and otherwise default to using results from Google Image search … which could lead to legal issues. This blogpost from StinkyInkShop explains copyright, fair use and Creative Commons pretty well, whilst this infographic explains Creative Commons a little more! Visuals are important, especially in contemporary digital – in all cases, it’s Continue Reading →