Generational Reactions to Technology?

I’m no great believer in the idea that people are limited/automatically skilled by age… but it is about age/learning/what you are exposed to. CODEC have purchased a set of Google Glass, so I was interested to see this video, as I’ll suspect I’ll react quite similarly as I try and get used to it (as Pete did in #MediaLit14) – and these guys raise some great questions about the why/how: and for a bit of Continue Reading →

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 →

11 Stories about #DigitalParenting 11/12/13

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Do children need pencils or tablets?: The results of a new survey by an online guide to nurseries,, show that parents should protect their young ones from what has been termed as “technology creep” which sees devices such as tablets being used in nursery schools. Children own 6 digital devices by 13: That’s the findings of a new survey Continue Reading →

[INFOGRAPHIC] Adults & Teens on Social Media

I’m not sure it’s so clear-cut/homogenous, but interesting non-the-less: 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. Like it? Share it…

Eugene Loos et al: Generational Use of New Media (Ashgate: 2012)

This book looks at a number of studies across Europe, exploring assumptions about the ways that older and younger generations access the web, including addressing Prensky’s notion of “digital natives”… and the idea that we group all young/old people into the same bracket – when entitlement and access do not necessarily mean a desire to go online. As they say: We are increasingly surrounded by information and no longer surf the net but live in Continue Reading →