A few interesting stories and studies related to digital literacy, and the topic of parenting in a digital age…
- European evidence database: This is a database of European research on children and young people’s online activities, risks and safety. (EU Kids Online)
- Kids Online Brasil (PDF, Report on children’s internet use in Brazil – in English and Portuguese)
- Should you delete all emails you get while you are on holiday? The standard out-of-office message goes like this: “I am now away until x and will deal with your email on my return.” Useful, yes. And a way of signalling that you are off having a lovely time while your recipient is still at work – possibly in a hot, sticky office. But it also means your first days back are spent hacking through thousands of emails, CCs and BCCs – many of which will now be out of date.
- Why negative comments are like broken windows: The topic of online abuse has been coming under scrutiny in recent weeks as society explores ways to apply the same social norms and repercussions of anti-social behaviour from real life to social interaction on the internet. In social media, the police are being consulted with regards to escalating threats of violence against women in the media on Twitter – from assault, to rape and, most recently, bomb threats – while Mary Beard is dealing with trolls bythreatening to tell the offender’s mother.