[MEDIA] “O click, all ye faithful” in @Guardian

The other week I had quite a decent phone conversation with Harriet Sherwood, journalist at The Guardian. Some of that conversation made it into an article about religion getting involved online: In September the C of E appointed Adrian Harris as its head of digital communications to drive its strategy forward. Harris had previously led digital communications teams at Bupa, Tesco and the Conservative party. He said there was “a huge amount of untapped potential”.   Continue Reading →

[PRESS RELEASE] @Ofcom Reports Exploring Children’s Media Use #DigitalParenting

In November Ofcom published three reports exploring children’s media use in 2016: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes, our annual quantitative research with families across the UK, exploring the use, understanding of and attitudes towards media among children aged 3-15, and how parents are managing children’s media use. Children’s Media Lives 2016, the third year of our qualitative research, following the same 18 children every year to provide nuanced, in-depth insight into the role 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] Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, Continue Reading →

[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 →

[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 (see help with image attribution with this JISC tool). 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, Continue Reading →

[INFOGRAPHIC] Faith and the Internet @ChrisGoswami

Interesting infographic received from Chris Goswami this morning drawn from a recent research project into the internet – and how it changes our lives. You may know that I don’t agree with the term ‘digital native’, preferring digital visitor/resident, but I’m liking this infographic from this blog – you’ll recognise some of the names of those quoted. Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Continue Reading →

[SPEAKER] Raising Children in a Digital Age with @VineyardWA

This afternoon, I am presenting this to a group in West Auckland in Northumberland: Raising Children in a Digital Age for West Auckland Vineyard Church from Bex Lewis Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

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 →