[VIDEO] Get off the Phone! #InTheMoment

Check out this Tumblr re #InTheMoment – what do you think – has the ‘Second Screen’ taken over, and is the only solution to put them away altogether? 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…

16 Stories About #DigitalParenting, 26/12/13

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Santa in the Digital Age: Will He Survive?: I’m not saying that Santa is a bad thing (clearly I don’t think so), but he is a myth. And when kids are getting connected to the Internet at younger and younger ages, how long until the fabrication is impossible to keep going? How long until a YouTube video ruins the fun Continue Reading →

[VIDEO] Apple Holiday Ad

So, does this Apple advert confirm all your fears about tech-addiction, or do you see how tech is just a tool for creativity? Here’s what Huffington Post had to say about it. 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…

Chatting at the Checkout? Rude?

In yesterday’s newspaper, a checkout operative at Sainsbury’s refused to serve a customer unless she finished her mobile phone call first. The customer said: I was dumbfounded at the time so just hung up. I don’t know what she was playing at. I couldn’t believe how rude she was. But the majority of those online who joined in the debate were behind the checkout girl: I think using a mobile phone when you are engaged Continue Reading →

Forever young: students tied to the electronic apron strings

‘iParenting’ technology is discouraging a generation from growing up, psychologist warns. Jon Marcus reports Aaron Camillo, a student entering his second year at the University of South Carolina, checks his mobile phone as he leaves class. His mother, Mr Camillo explained, is among his Facebook friends, “and every time I change my status she posts on my wall to see if I’m OK”. Other students in the hallway laugh and nod in recognition. University administrators Continue Reading →