[MEDIA] Discussing #Snapchat Streaks with @BBC5Live

Earlier today, I had a chat with Sam Walker (and some other interesting contributors) on Radio 5 Live about Snapchat Streaks. You can read a more general overview of Snapchat here. Once again, I’d done my prep (and again, if you’re a Facebook friend, can see the thoughts friends put in): Read around, [email protected] from book & great FB convos re #snapchat streaks on @bbc5live earlier … A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Apr Continue Reading →

[SPEAKER] Experiencing God in a Digital Age #theconvo17

I’m at ‘The Conversation‘ in Canterbury today, in an event hosted by the CofE, asking “How can we change the dominant church culture from ‘conquering and keeping’ to ‘nurturing and releasing’ the children and young people in our midst?”. I’ve got 20 minutes to put across some ideas about the digital: Experiencing God in a Digital Age (Children/Young People) from Bex Lewis Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] “Schools and parents must work together to protect children online, says Christian social media expert” with @PremierRadio

I had a quick chat with Premier on the News Hour yesterday, regarding this story – which has an interesting set of headlines on: MSN; BBC; Guardian; Telegraph My thoughts pre-interview were: Agree need supportive digital environment, but needs govt, schools, parents, youthgroups, social media companies, etc. to all get involved, and definitely not just rely on schools Why I wrote RCIDA “hoping bad things wouldn’t happen” – need to be informed, get involved, and the Continue Reading →

[SPEAKER] Children – and a Digital Age, for Reimagining Faith Formation

So, I’ll be presenting the following, via the medium of the internet, this morning, to a conference in Australia (in the hope of being there in person next year): Children – and a Digital Age, for Reimagine Faith Formation 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 Continue Reading →

[SPEAKER] Raising Children in a Digital Age for @cicscalderdale

In about 90 minutes, I’ll be kicking off this talk in Halifax. Feel free to come and join me: [HALIFAX] Raising Children and Young People in a Digital Age with @cicscalderdale 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…

[AUDIO] Chatting about Children & Gaming @PremierRadio

This morning was an opportunity to chat about a growing concern (but also a growing opportunity!) for many parents, especially as it’s half-term for many – what are healthy habits to undertake regarding your children and their gaming devices – there’s three segments for this (or listen to the whole Inspirational Breakfast programme on Premier Radio: Chatting with Bex Lewis: Chatting with Kelvin Whittaker Chatting with Leanne Bell Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer Continue Reading →

Tomorrow is Safer Internet Day: Play your part for a better internet! #SID2016

Tuesday 9th February 2016 is Safer Internet Day, a global event first held in 2004, seeking to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, with a theme this year of ‘Play your part for a better internet!’ I wrote Raising Children in a Digital Age in 2014 to encourage people to look beyond the many negative representations of young people and social media, and consider the opportunities Continue Reading →

“Digital Natives lack online nous” says @Ofcom

A report was released by Ofcom yesterday into Children and Parents attitudes – and this was the accompanying press release (note, I’m not a particular fan of the term ‘digital native‘, especially the way that it’s used): Children increasingly trusting of information they find online One in ten believe everything they find on social media or apps is true Most 12-15s unaware that ‘vloggers’ can be paid to endorse products Children are becoming more trusting of Continue Reading →