[MEDIA] Discussing ‘Phone-obsessed parents’ with @PremierRadio

The BBC published a story yesterday, which started: An overuse of mobile phones by parents disrupts family life, according to a survey of secondary pupils. More than a third of 2,000 11 to 18-year-olds who responded to a poll said they had asked their parents to stop checking their devices. And 14% said their parents were online at meal times, although 95% of 3,000 parents, polled separately, denied it. The research was carried out by Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Chatting with @TWRUK re Internet Addiction

So, James Maidment-Fullard gave up using social media on his smartphone for part of Lent, as an insight into what that meant – connected me via Facebook for my thoughts … I’ve not listened yet (full programmes on Listen Later), but captured the half-hour programme: 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 Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Discussing #Snapchat Streaks with @BBC5Live

Earlier today, I had a chat with Sam Walker (and some other interesting contributors) on Radio 5 Live about Snapchat Streaks. You can read a more general overview of Snapchat here. Once again, I’d done my prep (and again, if you’re a Facebook friend, can see the thoughts friends put in): Read around, [email protected] from book & great FB convos re #snapchat streaks on @bbc5live earlier … A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Apr Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Discussing shocking images of Syrian children with @TalkRadio

On Sunday morning (after very little sleep), I discussed some of the recent images of Syrian children appearing in our social media feeds with Jake Yapp on Talk Radio (full podcast here). You can see the prep I did on Instagram: When one conducts a radio interview (whilst still in PJs…) A post shared by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Apr 9, 2017 at 1:57am PDT which included discussions on Facebook (which you can only see Continue Reading →

[PRESS] Radio Interview about Graphic Images from #WestminsterAttack with @TalkRadio

This afternoon I had a chat with Jon Holmes on Talk Radio about the images that emerged from yesterday’s attack on Westminster. If you’re one of my Facebook friends, you can see the conversation I had with a few people before/after the radio interview. There was an interesting article in the New Statesman, an older one from World News Publishing Focus, and some advice from Winston’s Wish as to how to respond to children affected by the images Continue Reading →

[Radio] Is technology addiction a problem, and causing conflict? Report from @DeloitteUK, with @PremierRadio

Today, a new report was released from Deloitte (BBC Report), that indicates “that one in three adults check their phone once they’ve gone to bed.” A day in a life of a #smartphone. Find out more in our #mobileUK report https://t.co/cKrcSFj9V4 pic.twitter.com/0FENU401ek — Deloitte UK (@DeloitteUK) September 26, 2016 My notes from the production team: It is supposed to be a tool of empowerment, keeping us informed, connected and entertained. Instead, the smartphone is becoming Continue Reading →

MEDIA: How has the internet changed our lives with @PremierRadio

So, the world’s first website went live 25 years ago, and I was asked to have a chat about how the internet has changed our lives over the past 25 years … I cast out on Facebook (as always), read a few new things – e.g. are we wasting time on the internet, and then enjoyed my chat with Hannah on Premier Radio. Extracts were also featured on the news segments of Big Breakfast and The Worship Hour. Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] BBC Local Radio Series re: Children, Internet, Faith & Pornography

On Sunday morning I was asked to contribute to a number of BBC local radio programmes with regards to this brief: This week a survey of 700 children revealed deep concerns about children and pornography.  12% said they’d taken part in explicit sex films or photos – and one in ten 13 year olds were worried they were addicted to porn.  Well what can be done to protect children and what role can faith communities Continue Reading →