[MEDIA] Does social media require parental consent til aged 16?

This morning this story broke: The European Parliament is set to vote on Tuesday on new rules that could see teenagers banned from internet services such as Facebook, social media, messaging services or anything that processes their data, without explicit consent from their parent or guardian. The last-minute amendment to the new European data protection regulations would make it illegal for companies to handle the data of anyone aged 15 or younger, raising the legal Continue Reading →

Facebook hubs may influence grades

Useful thinking about university course Facebook groups, which students typically set up themselves: At the start of term there is “a big rush” to create the most popular Facebook site for each course, Dr Steele-Davies said, pointing out it is likely that a number of students will attempt to set up a Facebook group designed to act as the online hub for students on a particular degree. “You may not be aware, but this can Continue Reading →

Five Labs Personality Typing

A fascinating test came in via my RSS feed – using the last nearly 3000 words from Facebook stati, photos, etc. they decided that I’m not very extroverted…. erm… Based on the initial responses to the site on Twitter, “people seem to identify pretty strongly with the personalities we generate,” said Nikita Bier, the co-founder of Five, which is working on a product for online conversations that will use similar technology. “Only about 10 percent 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 →

10 Stories About #DigitalParenting, 02/01/14

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Switch off – it’s time for your digital detox My name’s Julia and it’s fair to say I’m a digiholic. Virtually every second of my day is spent with my phone at arm’s reach. But I’m far from the worst offender. The average person checks their phone every six and a half minutes – 200 times a day. Continue Reading →

10 Stories About #DigitalParenting 28/11/13

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Looking to help parents bridge the digital and physical, Moonfrye expands to Android and closes in on another $1.1M: Parenting has changed in the digital era, but they jury remains out on whether this has been a net positive or negative. For decades, parents have used TVs, then video game consoles and PCs, and most recently smartphones and Continue Reading →

[INFOGRAPHIC] Adults & Teens on Social Media

I’m not sure it’s so clear-cut/homogenous, but interesting non-the-less: 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…

[INFOGRAPHIC] How does Facebook Edgerank Work?

Wondering why some status updates appear in your Facebook feed, and why some don’t? Check out this infographic which explains how Facebook accords different ‘weight’ to different status updates: Wonderingf  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…