#EmptyShelf 2016 #25: Girl Up by Laura Bates (@EverydaySexism) (Simon & Schuster, 2016)

Well, would you believe it? I’ve read a book that’s been out for less than a month, and less than a week after I bought it! The blurb says: They told you to wear longer skirts, avoid going out late at night and move in groups – never accept drinks from a stranger, and wear shoes you can run in more easily than heels. They told you to wear just enough make-up to look presentable Continue Reading →

#LTHEChat: Managing Negative Use of Social Media and Cyberbullying

This Wednesday, at 8pm (GMT), join the #LTHEChat conversation on Twitter as we discuss the topic of “managing negative use of social media and cyberbullying”.. a topic that pretty much everyone I meet has an opinion on. Read the introduction to the topic (and after the event, the collected storify) on #LTHEChat. This was the most difficult chapter to write for Raising Children in a Digital Age, as there are no easy answers to what is perceived to Continue Reading →

[EXTRACTS]: #DigitalParenting on CyberBullying

A few extracts Increased time spent online will most likely increase exposure to negative experiences – but also the positive opportunities. Nancy Willard, a cyberbullying expert, calls for us to work on the “understanding that the vast majority of young people want to make good choices, do not want to be harmed, and do not want to see their friends or others harmed”.7 We can’t control their whole environment, online or offline, so parents need Continue Reading →

Academics Exposed to CyberCreeps

Having recently research cyber-bullying re:kids, and knowing that it’s a problem in the workplace – I hadn’t thought so much about this, although I guess I may have seen the negativity that public figures attract when seeking impact: She was also concerned that academics were more at risk than other professions because of the “impact agenda”, which pressured them into building a public profile – often by cultivating a strong online identity. “If your institution Continue Reading →

[PRESENTATION] Tortured Through Technology #CNMAC13

10 minute quick-fire presentation at the Christian New Media Conference 2013: Tortured by Technology #CNMAC13 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…