[MEDIA] Chatting with @TWRUK re Internet Addiction

So, James Maidment-Fullard gave up using social media on his smartphone for part of Lent, as an insight into what that meant – connected me via Facebook for my thoughts … I’ve not listened yet (full programmes on Listen Later), but captured the half-hour programme: 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 Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Social media – is it all bad? With @premierradio

This morning, “The Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group is hosting the discussion in parliament on the dangers posed to young people. The meeting has been designed to find solutions for safeguarding children and young people and to challenge the Government and the industry to treat this as a public health crisis.” Yesterday I did a brief pre-record on the discussion (with little time for preparation, so this is coming from head and heart!). Continue Reading →

[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] On @PremierRadio : Children and Social Media, Gaming and Addiction

Earlier this morning I was live on Inspirational Breakfast for Premier Radio. Listen to the show online – I come in at about 8.10am. Take the opportunity to try Guardians of Ancora. *Note that I’m currently completing a chapter on how the digital has affected those working with those dealing with abuse, addiction and difficult behaviour for a second edition of The Christian Handbook of Abuse, Addiction and Difficult Behaviour.  drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 Continue Reading →

[PRESS] Christian Today "Are generation Z internet junkies?" #DigitalParenting

Another day, another survey…. covered in ChristianToday.com: A new survey has revealed that a shocking two in five teenagers believe they are addicted to the internet. It’s not unusual to walk along the street and see almost everyone glued to a screen; whether that be a Smartphone, tablet or even a laptop. In fact, it’s more remarkable to see someone without at least one of their hands tapping away on a digital device; especially if Continue Reading →

NEW STORY: Over half of Britons are sleep deprived #mobiledevicestoblame?

Just reading this story in the Huffington Post: Over half of Britons are sleep deprived new research has revealed, and computers, tablets and smartphones are partly to blame. A survey indicates that more than 28 million people in the UK – almost six in ten of the population – are regularly getting no more than seven hours sleep a night. It also shows that 78% of Britons are exposed to sleep-disruptive blue light from computer devices before Continue Reading →

[VIDEO] Get off the Phone! #InTheMoment

Check out this Tumblr re #InTheMoment – what do you think – has the ‘Second Screen’ taken over, and is the only solution to put them away altogether? 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…

16 Stories About #DigitalParenting, 26/12/13

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Santa in the Digital Age: Will He Survive?: I’m not saying that Santa is a bad thing (clearly I don’t think so), but he is a myth. And when kids are getting connected to the Internet at younger and younger ages, how long until the fabrication is impossible to keep going? How long until a YouTube video ruins the fun Continue Reading →