[MEDIA] Digital Media is Destructive? with @BBCCornwall

This morning I was asked, at short notice, if I could speak with BBC Radio Cornwall. I had time for a little bit of prep, plus scribbled some extra responses to those I was listening to whilst I was on hold. Notes for talking to @BBCCornwall earlier re #digitalparenting A photo posted by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Jan 10, 2017 at 5:08am PST The recording is here – I come in around 6.5 minutes in 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 →

[MEDIA] Children using internet more than TV with @premierradio

I did a quick turnaround today, somewhat ‘off the cuff’ on a discussion of the news story from Ofcom re increasing amounts of hate speech online, and also the fact that children are using the internet more than they are watching TV (BBC News Story). You can read the story/listen to the audio here.   Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author Continue Reading →

Childhood in the Digital Age (Week 2) #FLdigitalkid15

Onto week 2 on Childhood in a Digital Age from the OU. Video: Children’s Development How is digital technology changing children’s relationships and shaping their online identities? Looking at online/offline relationships and connectivity – what is it doing to children’s development, and what’s positive/problematic ‘compared to’ face-to-face relationships. Video: Homo Interneticus Drawing upon the work of Aleks Krotoski, Susan Greenfield, and Sherry Turkle, I think this is a segment of ‘The Virtual Revolution‘ (2009 or Continue Reading →

Developing social media literacy: How children learn to interpret risky opportunities on social network sites. (@Livingstone_S)

The widespread use of social networking sites (SNSs) by children and young people has significantly reconfigured how they communicate, with whom and with what consequences. Drawing on cross-national interviews and informed by the tradition of research on media literacy, I will discuss the idea of social media literacy. The empirical material reveals a social developmental pathway by which children learn to interpret and engage with the technological and textual affordances and social dimensions of SNSs Continue Reading →