#SID2016: Internet Safety: A Parent’s Guide with @Motherlandnet

Here’s the introduction to a blog post published earlier this morning: To mark Safer Internet Day, Dr Bex Lewis explains how to raise children to be happy, aware and responsible online. For many parents, there is a certain amount of fear attached to the idea that children ‘know’ how to use the internet, that they Continue Reading →

#SID2016: 11 Tips for Limiting Cloned Social Media Accounts (@BBCNewcastle)

This morning, it’s Safer Internet Day (see #SID2015), and I arranged to chat to BBC Radio Newcastle about a story they are featuring, involving a Newcastle woman whose Instagram account was cloned by a 15-year-old girl from down south, and then used to build fake accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and a dating profile. The 15-year-old Continue Reading →

Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day: Play your part for a better internet! #SID2016

Tuesday 9th February 2016 is Safer Internet Day, a global event first held in 2004, seeking to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, with a theme this year of ‘Play your part for a better internet!’ I wrote Raising Children in a Digital Age in 2014 Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #11: Out of Sorts (@sarahbessey)

This book is described by Sarah Bessey as being “for all who feel or have felt at some time ‘out of sorts’ – disorientated, bewildered and feeling that everything you once knew for sure has to be worked out all over again”. As someone who has recently moved cities, jobs, and hasn’t yet settled into Continue Reading →

#DigitalParenting #MurderGames The Life and Death of Breck Bednar

This looks like a really important programme to watch – it’s on in a couple of minutes on BBC3 – I met one of the people who worked on this docudrama last week. Even within this short video, it’s clear that Breck Bednar’s mother is not advocating for children to not be online, but that they be Continue Reading →