[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 →

[REPORT] Friendship in a Digital Age

“Young people are using a diverse range of digital platforms to communicate with their friends, and most young people are having a positive time online.” Encouraging from Internet Safety Day back in February, in this short report Friendship in a Digital Age: http://dwn5wtkv5mp2x.cloudfront.net/ufiles/Report_Friendship_in_a_Digital_Age.pdf drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…

[RESEARCH REPORT] Connected Kids by @Childwise

I used some the Childwise data quite extensively in my research for Raising Children in a Digital Age, so keen to read this report once I get a chance: Our latest Special Report – Connected Kids, highlights the progressions of the last 20 years, using past data to make predictions of how children will interact with technology in the future. See this news story from March when it was first released, which includes: …. the report found Continue Reading →

[RESEARCH] Who is Generation Next?

The National Children’s Bureau has just published the following report: Who is Generation Next? An excerpt from the Foreword: These 11 to 16 year-olds, growing up in the context of significant economic challenges and with the proliferation of new technology, share some of the concerns of their parents’ generation. Across the generations, crime, activities for young people and street cleanliness are identified as local priorities. However, they have their own challenges too. They are anxious about getting Continue Reading →