[SPEAKER] Can you see me? for #PremDac16

This morning I have a breakout session at the Premier Digital Conference on “Can you see me? Who or what do people see through what you create online? How open and vulnerable should we be when creating in the digital space?”. Who or what do people see through what you create online? How open and vulnerable should we be when creating in the digital space? A huge topic which encourages you to think about who Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Social media – is it all bad? With @premierradio

This morning, “The Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group is hosting the discussion in parliament on the dangers posed to young people. The meeting has been designed to find solutions for safeguarding children and young people and to challenge the Government and the industry to treat this as a public health crisis.” Yesterday I did a brief pre-record on the discussion (with little time for preparation, so this is coming from head and heart!). Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf2016 #54: Sharing Faith Using Social Media by @Vahva

Over the past couple of years, in any training that I’m running for churches/dioceses, I have referenced the ‘unpublished work of one of my dissertation students’… No need to worry about that any more – it’s now published in the Grove Books series on evangelism (individual link). It was a pleasure to supervise Bryony’s dissertation – and to have discussed some of these issues in the past, the present, and I anticipate in the future! My Continue Reading →

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

This evening I am speaking at this event in the Stockport area, come and join me at 8pm: Raising Children in a Digital Age for Emmanuel Community Church 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…

[INFOGRAPHIC] Faith and the Internet @ChrisGoswami

Interesting infographic received from Chris Goswami this morning drawn from a recent research project into the internet – and how it changes our lives. You may know that I don’t agree with the term ‘digital native’, preferring digital visitor/resident, but I’m liking this infographic from this blog – you’ll recognise some of the names of those quoted. Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. 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 →

[PRESS] Engaging with Violence against women and girls – with @Rest0red

The CPS has just published a new report focusing upon Violence Against Women and Girls, a report to which Mandy Marshall, of Restored, an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women, has responded in this blog. There is encouragement that more prosecutions are being made, but disappointment at the number/range of possible ways in which violence are shown – including a rise in online abuse, to which I was asked to Continue Reading →

[Online/Sydney] Reimagine Faith Formation 2016

Engaging all generations, all ages – 3 days with John Roberto, 23 – 25 August National Conference: Formation & Mission in a digital world. August 26 – 28 With John Roberto plus electives and practical workshops from practitioners. The weekend will include bootcamp-style how to’s, local stories, multimedia expo, conversation spaces and a short film festival. I will be offering a session via Skype early Friday morning UK time on Raising Children in a Digital Age. Continue Reading →