[SPEAKER] Workshop in Bucks: Raising Children in a Digital Age

This evening’s slides for an event at Cores End Church, focusing on ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, particularly teenagers: Youth Matters: Evening Event 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…

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 (Pew)

73% of teens have or have access to a smartphone; 91% of teens go online using a mobile device, and 24% of teens say they go online “almost constantly” Fully 73% of American teens have, or have access to, a smartphone and 30% have a basic cell phone. Our survey of more than 1,000 teens finds that 92% of teens report going online daily – including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly.” The Continue Reading →

[BOOK REVIEW] danah boyd It's Complicated

A review by Tara Brabazon in Times Higher Education Danah Boyd’s latest book is a strong text in the dire field of new media studies. The introduction, however, does not bode well. Boyd states that her purpose is “to describe and explain the networked lives of teens to the people who worry about them – parents, teachers, policy makers, journalists, sometimes even other teens”. While framed as a guide to understanding young people (these days), her Continue Reading →

Myths about young people and social media via @Zephoria #DigitalParenting

An interesting piece on Five Myths About Young People and Social Media Teenagers have always been attracted to public spaces where they can hang out with friends, find new friends, and talk endlessly with peers about matters that concern them, away from parents and other authority figures. Such gatherings are crucial to human development; they are how teenagers expand their social horizons, share views on issues that matter to them, experiment with different versions of their personality, and develop Continue Reading →

10 Stories About #DigitalParenting, 02/01/14

Keeping track of a number of stories relating to ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age‘ in the news: Switch off – it’s time for your digital detox My name’s Julia and it’s fair to say I’m a digiholic. Virtually every second of my day is spent with my phone at arm’s reach. But I’m far from the worst offender. The average person checks their phone every six and a half minutes – 200 times a day. Continue Reading →