[MEDIA] Online Gaming and Children with @GuardiansAncora

Guardians of Ancora is a game created by Scripture Union, seeking to have a fun game that appeals to young people, is within a safe environment, and allows learning of faith. It has monthly Bible quests, quizzes, Bible stories and videos. I wrote some content for them last year which is currently appearing in blogs: Choosing Games for Children Setting (Gaming) Boundaries Trending, in Children’s Apps Keeping Safe Online 6: Good Practice Online Keeping Safe Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] iGen: How young people are using social media today with @TWRuk and @MeganLackie

A few weeks ago, I had a chat with Megan Lackie about young people and social media, with content placed after a panel discussion with a couple of ‘younger Christians’ (Dave, Joanna and Arun): Social media is a ‘neutral’ tool can be used well/used badly. That ‘addiction’ word was used again – see previous interview with TWR on there! The notion of ‘quality’ time in face-to-face over online and ‘reality’. The use of social media for Continue Reading →

[SPEAKER] Raising Children in a Digital Age for @CavendishM20

This evening, I’ll be speaking at Cavendish School in West Didsbury. The slides are as follows: Raising Children in a Digital Age – Cavendish School from Bex Lewis 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] Contribution re Teenagers and Mental Health for @ChurchTimes

The other week I was asked to provide maximum 600 words re teenagers and mental health for The Church Times. Obviously my specialist area of knowledge is the digital, so I took that as my angle, and it appeared in this week’s edition. Thanks to my mum for the spot, and the social media crowd who sent me screenshots, etc. Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in Continue Reading →

[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] Discussing the responsibility of social media companies re safer internet with @UCBMedia

Back in February, the government set forward plans for a new Internet Safety Strategy, and there was a meeting on Wednesday in which Karen Bradey MP called for software companies to be more responsible: “Social media companies have a responsibility to protect people who use their technology, and we want to hear what more can be done to keep children and young people safe from online threats. “This Government is determined to make Britain the 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 →

[RADIO] Is social media making you lonely? For @TWRuk, in conversation with @MeganLackie

Earlier this week, I spoke to Megan from TWR-UK, and the conversation was used (pretty much whole so far as I can tell). You can find the full programme on demand, search Newsdesk, and find 11th March, or the extract is 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 Continue Reading →