[MEDIA] Talking about Social Media, Young People and the @socialmediaAPPG Report on @PremierRadio

So, the BBC published this story off the back of the report I blogged about earlier, highlighting: The report acknowledged there was still a lack of robust scientific evidence that social media actually causes mental health problems in young people, but it said precautionary measures should be taken to minimise any…

[MEDIA] Talking about #NewFilters Report via @socialmediaAPPG on Young People, Social Media, Addiction on @TWRUK

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing has published its report on the Group’s Inquiry, “#NewFilters to manage the impact of social media on young people’s mental health and wellbeing”. This is the first national Inquiry specifically examining the impact of…

[MEDIA] Talking teens, social media, and ‘life worth living’ with @TWRuk

Do teens really think life isn’t worth living? @drbexl joins us to challenge the findings of a Prince’s Trust/YouGov report. Tune in to #TWRNewsDesk now or later at https://t.co/qTjX5w6bhj pic.twitter.com/juISliKHFL — TWR-UK (@TWRuk) February 9, 2019 The full programme can be found on the TWR site, or the story extract…

[MEDIA] Talking ‘How bad is social media for my mental health’ with @BBCRadio4 Beyond Today Podcast

Earlier today I recorded for the Beyond Today podcast on social media and mental health, and the moral panics that surround technology, when there are many other underlying factors which need far more attention: Listen to the interview   Some related links: Self-harm and social media: a knee-jerk ban on content could actually…

[MEDIA] Looking back on media themes as #SID2019 approaches

Read full story, which starts: As Safer Internet Day arrives tomorrow (February 5, 2019), with its theme of using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively, Dr Bex Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age (Lion Hudson, 2014), reflects back on the…
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