#SID2017 – Are people ‘over-sharenting’? #DigitalParenting

Safer Internet Day 2017 is tomorrow – on the theme of ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet‘, encouraging all stakeholders to ‘join together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, and especially children and young people.’ This afternoon, I was contacted by BBC Radio Manchester about the possibility of discussing the current concerns re ‘sharenting’ on their breakfast show – it has already been knocked off by other more Continue Reading →

[RADIO] Talking About Danielle Lloyd @BBC5Live

Shortly after this picture was taken, I was on responding to the story about Danielle Lloyd sharing a photo on Instagram of her son with her new boyfriend – as shared by a number of news outlets, including The Daily Mail. The other participant in the conversation, Ben, had had ‘an amicable divorce’ and was giving his response. The notes that I had prepared were (bold bits came up somewhere in the conversation): With fame comes Continue Reading →

#SID2016: 11 Tips for Limiting Cloned Social Media Accounts (@BBCNewcastle)

This morning, it’s Safer Internet Day (see #SID2015), and I arranged to chat to BBC Radio Newcastle about a story they are featuring, involving a Newcastle woman whose Instagram account was cloned by a 15-year-old girl from down south, and then used to build fake accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and a dating profile. The 15-year-old seemed to be enjoying the attention she was gaining as an attractive older woman, whilst the woman herself was concerned at Continue Reading →

VIEWED: @WhoIsMrRobot (Series 1)

Have you managed to watch this series, Mr Robot, available on Amazon Prime since last year. I’ve managed to watch the first series over the past couple of weeks. Elliot Alderson is a young cyber-security engineer living in New York, who assumes the role of a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot meets a mysterious anarchist known as “Mr. Robot” who recruits Elliot to join his team of hackers, “fsociety”. Elliot, who has a social anxiety Continue Reading →

11 Stories About #DigitalParenting 30/11/13

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Child online protection made paramount by UNICEF and the ITU: Technological innovation has advanced in unprecedented ways over the past decade. Digital and mobile technology, when used safely can give children and adolescents the chance to make a difference and voice their concerns in schools and communities. With the right tools and information, young people are better placed to Continue Reading →

[BOOK REVIEW] Privacy and Media Freedom

Following some conversations this week, this looks an interesting book on privacy in a media age: “Do we remain a free society when we surrender our right to be unobserved?” asks the renowned law scholar and privacy expert Raymond Wacks at the beginning of his timely new book. In Privacy and Media Freedom, he shines light on the complex conflict between privacy and freedom of expression. Taking the phone-hacking scandal as a starting point, he offers Continue Reading →

Cypherpunks and Surveillance?

An interesting article to note to read re ‘Cypherpunks’ – suggested by @FuturePersp in tweets after last night’s #SMWLDN event – this paragraph caught my eye: Child pornography, terrorism, money laundering and the ‘War on Some Drugs’: these are the flagship issues which are bandied around by those making the case for the surveillance and centralisation of our online lives, or the outlawing of privacy-protection software.  Cypherpunks gives them the (somewhat contrived) title, ‘the Four Horsemen of the Continue Reading →

[VIDEO] Online Privacy: A History

Photography, telephone and telegraph = “moral panics”, led to legislation about privacy. This video gives a great insight into the social developments that also surround this: 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…