[MEDIA] Encouraging #YouthWorkers to Discuss the Digital, with @PremierRadio #SID2017

As Safer Internet Day continues, I checked in for a chat with Alex Williams from Premier to discuss safety online, especially the possibilities that youth workers have to make a difference. Read and listen here. 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…

[MEDIA] Talking ‘Digital Image’ with Paul Hammond for @UCBMedia #SID2017

The following came through on a newswire, based upon a survey by the UK Safer Internet Centre (organisation behind Safer Internet Day), and I looked forward to chatting to Paul Hammond again, on this topic (and here’s some of the thoughts I prepared): Research conducted to coincide with the annual safer internet day reveals that just under half of British children are scared to use the internet, worried about online bullying or strangers asking them to do things Continue Reading →

#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 →

THE INTERNET ON OUR OWN TERMS: How Children and Young People Deliberated About Their Digital Rights #DigitalLiteracy

The following report was launched in the House of Lords on 31st January 2017, supported by Nominet Trust, Horizon, commissioned by 5Rights. I’m looking forward to reading 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…

#WeFEvents: Latest on child online safety in the UK: technology, education and policy priorities

Yesterday, I attended the following event, popping out for lunch with Vicki Shotbolt afterwards: [View the story “#WeFEvents: Latest on child online safety in the UK: technology, education and policy priorities” on Storify] 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…

[MEDIA] Digital Media is Destructive? with @BBCCornwall

This morning I was asked, at short notice, if I could speak with BBC Radio Cornwall. I had time for a little bit of prep, plus scribbled some extra responses to those I was listening to whilst I was on hold. Notes for talking to @BBCCornwall earlier re #digitalparenting A photo posted by Bex Lewis (@drbexl) on Jan 10, 2017 at 5:08am PST The recording is here – I come in around 6.5 minutes in Continue Reading →

[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 →

[PRESS RELEASE] @Ofcom Reports Exploring Children’s Media Use #DigitalParenting

In November Ofcom published three reports exploring children’s media use in 2016: Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes, our annual quantitative research with families across the UK, exploring the use, understanding of and attitudes towards media among children aged 3-15, and how parents are managing children’s media use. Children’s Media Lives 2016, the third year of our qualitative research, following the same 18 children every year to provide nuanced, in-depth insight into the role Continue Reading →