[STORIFY] #LTHEChat Managing Negative Use of Social Media and Cyberbullying

This evening I ‘led’ a discussion on some of the complex issues surrounding negative behaviour online, including cyberbullying for Learning & Teaching in Higher Education Chat (#LTHEChat). Here’s a visualisation of the tweeters involved in the conversation: Tweets collected here: [View the story “LTHEchat 52: Managing negative use of social media and cyberbullying, Dr Bex Lewis” on Storify] Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the Continue Reading →

Online: #LTHEChat: Managing Negative Use of Social Media and Cyberbullying

Guesting on this weekly online chat: an hour with 6 questions to stimulate conversation. We would consider questions related to the negative use of social media, and how to manage bullying on social media. This will draw upon thinking from regular participants, triggered by some material from my book Raising Children in a Digital Age, my experience in HE, and you’ll see I’ve spoken on this kind of topic before. drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] The One Show #Cyberbullying #SID2015

So, earlier this evening, I was live on The One Show, talking about cyberbullying, from my book Raising Children in a Digital Age, and ready for a new cyberbullying report coming out from the BBC tomorrow, as well as Safer Internet Day 2015. All a bit of a whirlwind. If you want a vague idea of what happens – was collected, given a room (with wi-fi), in which I’d planned to work on a report, but Continue Reading →

Facebook Bullying Initiative #DigitalParenting

Facebook describes bullying as Bullying is any kind of repeated aggressive behaviour that involves an imbalance of power such as social status or physical size. Along with physical or verbal attacks, bullying also includes making threats, spreading rumours or deliberately excluding someone from a group. and is providing advice for teens, parents/guardians, and teachers, including advice on how to deal with bullying, how to report bullying, and how to block/remove ‘friends’. Read more about it Continue Reading →

InternetMatters.Org Launches #DigitalParenting

A new site has been launched by NSPCC, FOSI, Childnet, ThinkUKnow, PitDA, CEOP, Family Lives, Ofcom, BT, Sky, Vodafone, TalkTalk, Virgin, offering useful resources to help you make informed choices about your children’s online safety – with issues covered including inappropriate content, cyberbullying, online grooming, sexting and online reputation. See the launch video with Sophie Ellis-Bextor:  Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of Continue Reading →

#CNMAC13: Tortured Through Technology #DigitalParenting

So, back in November, I spoke at the Christian New Media Conference 2013 – the recording has just been released: 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…

Cyber-abuse of academics via @timeshighered

People really have to get an idea that there are human beings behind all screens – here’s some comment on the particular situation for academics: My experiences, it seems, are far from unique. I am working on a joint University of York-University of Southampton research project; in our survey of 240 higher education sector professionals, some two in five respondents said they had been subjected to online abuse in their everyday working lives. The problems Continue Reading →

In the light of the Twitter Trolling Verdict #DigitalParenting

With all the news stories about Twitter trolls being sentenced, with the Evening Standard reporting that the defendant’s lawyer said: She is a victim of that, if nothing else – a victim of a lack of understanding of what this new technology can do and how powerful it is. John Carr, an advisor to the UK government and the UN on child online safety, highlights that the internet is part of everyday life and parents should Continue Reading →