[SPEAKER] Raising Children in a Digital Age with @VineyardWA

This afternoon, I am presenting this to a group in West Auckland in Northumberland: Raising Children in a Digital Age for West Auckland Vineyard Church 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…

Listening to @BBCWomansHour with @aliciablumross on #DigitalParenting

I was alerted to this programme about children and screen time, on earlier this week, and have just had the opportunity to catch-up on it. The blurb says: Getting children away from their screens can be a daily battle, but how much more difficult is it in the school holidays? We’ll be asking whether it matters that they’re attached to their phones, tablets or computer games and whether it’s useful to set boundaries about time Continue Reading →

Is a #DigitalDetox a useful idea? #DigitalParenting #PremDac16

I’ve always had an interest in positive engagement with digital, and that includes the wisdom in what to share, what to engage in, and when to take time out… we should be ‘masters’ of our machines, and not the other way around. I’ve spoken at a number of (Christian) events about this, including back in 2014 at the Premier Digital Conference: #CNMAC14 – Digital Healthcheck with @drbexl from Bex Lewis So I was interested to Continue Reading →

#DigitalParenting: BBC Drama ‘Picture of Innocence’

‘Moving On‘ is a series of BBC dramas about how to ‘move on’ and pass turning points in life. This episode, named ‘Picture of Innocence’: When Hayley’s 16-year-old daughter Ruby comes flying in from school one evening in tears, Hayley presumes it is just another teenage drama. Ruby won’t tell her anything and her younger brother is saying even less. It is up to Hayley’s friend Mel to say that the situation is rather more Continue Reading →

#DigitalParenting #MurderGames The Life and Death of Breck Bednar

This looks like a really important programme to watch – it’s on in a couple of minutes on BBC3 – I met one of the people who worked on this docudrama last week. Even within this short video, it’s clear that Breck Bednar’s mother is not advocating for children to not be online, but that they be well educated by a peer/advocacy programme, so that people know the signs to look out for. My brief contribution to Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Will under 16’s soon be banned from Facebook? with @TWRuk

This weekend, I spoke to TWR about potential new European legislation: See the latest newsdesk stories. 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…

“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 →

[PRESS] On @PremierRadio : Children and Social Media, Gaming and Addiction

Earlier this morning I was live on Inspirational Breakfast for Premier Radio. Listen to the show online – I come in at about 8.10am. Take the opportunity to try Guardians of Ancora. *Note that I’m currently completing a chapter on how the digital has affected those working with those dealing with abuse, addiction and difficult behaviour for a second edition of The Christian Handbook of Abuse, Addiction and Difficult Behaviour.  drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 Continue Reading →