[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 →

[AUDIO] Discussing Compulsory Worship in Schools on @BBCLondon949

listen to ‘Discussing ‘Compulsory Worship in Schools’ with Jumoke Fashola on @BBCLondon949’ on audioBoom News story Facebook conversation – excellent range of thoughts there iPlayer Link 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…

#DigitalParenting Legal Stories via @drbattytowers

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Online games industry given two months to get house in order following OFT investigation The OFT has today published its final principles for online and in-app games, and given games producers a deadline of 1 April to ensure that their games do not breach consumer protection law. The OFT principles state that consumers should be told upfront about costs associated Continue Reading →

5 Stories re #DigitalParenting 06/04/14

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Consult your children before posting their photos online But Professor Lupton warned there were major implications to thrusting children into the digital realm before they could take control of their own identity, and they could grow up with a huge online presence for which they had never given consent. Even primary school-aged children deserved to be consulted about Continue Reading →

7 Stories re #DigitalParenting 31/03/14

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Teens, Drugs and the Internet: The Perfect Storm I’ve spent a lot of my life watching children — as a parent, and then working with parents of troubled teens. I’ve seen so many adolescents gravitate towards the wrong thing like moths to a flame. Even if they don’t dive into the fire, they almost can’t help but be Continue Reading →

7 Stories re #DigitalParenting 21/03/14

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Tech-savvy children ‘no longer communicate with families’ More than half of parents worry that their children’s use of technology affects their interactions with friends and family, a survey has found. A third of children aged seven to 17 check their phone for messages several times an hour and 64 per cent use their devices in bed, according to Continue Reading →

#DigitalParenting: More Protection for Children Against Porn?

Story today in the news: Stronger action must be taken to protect children from online bullying and pornography, MPs have said. Internet firms are also warned they may face prosecution for failing to show commitment to safeguarding youngsters. The Commons culture, media and sport committee said efforts by the industry to eradicate child porn may prove “woefully insufficient”. Read more on BBC Online So here’s a few thoughts from my book: The media have focused Continue Reading →

6 Stories about #DigitalParenting 13/03/14

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Parenting in the social media age: Don’t overthink it Are your kids looking for love in all the wrong places? Researcher Yalda T. Uhls of the  Children’s Digital Media Center  investigated this question recently through a survey of children between the ages of 9 and 15. She and her team  asked kids to describe their values — what’s most important to Continue Reading →