[Radio] Is technology addiction a problem, and causing conflict? Report from @DeloitteUK, with @PremierRadio

Today, a new report was released from Deloitte (BBC Report), that indicates “that one in three adults check their phone once they’ve gone to bed.” A day in a life of a #smartphone. Find out more in our #mobileUK report https://t.co/cKrcSFj9V4 pic.twitter.com/0FENU401ek — Deloitte UK (@DeloitteUK) September 26, 2016 My notes from the production team: It is supposed to be a tool of empowerment, keeping us informed, connected and entertained. Instead, the smartphone is becoming Continue Reading →

[PRESS] Engaging with Violence against women and girls – with @Rest0red

The CPS has just published a new report focusing upon Violence Against Women and Girls, a report to which Mandy Marshall, of Restored, an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women, has responded in this blog. There is encouragement that more prosecutions are being made, but disappointment at the number/range of possible ways in which violence are shown – including a rise in online abuse, to which I was asked to Continue Reading →

Book Proposal: Turning PhD Thesis into Publication

It’s a modern way to announce something: Just submitted my @ww2poster book proposal to @I_W_M – let’s see if they’re interested! A photo posted by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Sep 3, 2016 at 9:25am PDT Yes, I’m waiting to see if the Imperial War Museum, or other, will be interested in publishing my PhD as a book. I still have many people ask when it’s going to be published, and despite the wish of many, I Continue Reading →

[SPEAKER] Children – and a Digital Age, for Reimagining Faith Formation

So, I’ll be presenting the following, via the medium of the internet, this morning, to a conference in Australia (in the hope of being there in person next year): Children – and a Digital Age, for Reimagine Faith Formation from Bex Lewis

[RADIO] Talking #PremDac16 with Inspirational Breakfast on @PremierRadio

This morning I was chatting with John Pantry on Inspirational Breakfast on Premier Radio, talking about the Premier Digital Awards, held each year in November, for which I am a judge this year. Entries to the conference close this Sunday, but then we’ve got the conference to look forward to too!

Listening to @BBCWomansHour with @aliciablumross on #DigitalParenting

I was alerted to this programme about children and screen time, on earlier this week, and have just had the opportunity to catch-up on it. The blurb says: Getting children away from their screens can be a daily battle, but how much more difficult is it in the school holidays? We’ll be asking whether it matters that they’re attached to their phones, tablets or computer games and whether it’s useful to set boundaries about time Continue Reading →

The A to Z of social media for academia on @timeshighered, by @andymiah #socialmediaHE

I used to frequently prepare an ‘overview of social media’, but the last overhaul really went into my book (chapter 3, in case you’re wondering!). Not had time to update, so pleased to see the ‘A to Z of social media for academia‘ in Times Higher today, which promises to be kept updated:

[GUEST BLOG] Stimulating the Next Generation of Digital Creatives with #DigiLeaders

Since I’ve moved to Manchester, I’ve been fortunate to attend a number of #DigiLeaders events, and volunteered to provide the write-up for the most recent one, held at the BBC in MediaCity. The blog starts: Around 20 creatives, academics, recruiters and business leaders met on 28th July at the BBC, MediaCity in Salford, in response to a statement produced by Digital Leaders Chair Rachel Neaman, that young “digital natives” are not as savvy as we Continue Reading →