If you didn’t know, just under a year ago, I saw the publication of my labour of love Raising Children in a Digital Age, which led to a flurry of media the week before for Safer Internet Day 2014, most notably as a ‘big guest’ on BBC Radio 2 with Steve Wright in the Afternoon (proved very useful for those ‘an interesting fact about yourself’ introduction exercises). With my book having gone to reprint after 4 months, and generally received very well, the publishers contacted press again re Safer Internet Day 2015. After a number of ‘we might have this, oh no’, what is already known is:
- For BBC Cyberbullying Week (& #SID2015), for which a new report is being released: BBC News, The One Show
- For #SID2015: The BROR, TWR-UK, Christian Today, Talk Radio Europe, Premier Drive
I love the theme this year. Part of the reason that my book is known as Raising Children, rather than the original working title of Parenting is that, although I don’t have children, we as a wider society all have a responsibility for our society, past (I am a historian by training!), present and future. As someone who doesn’t have children I am not just telling you how Ive done it, but been able to take a bigger overview of research mixed with ‘real’ experience. So enjoy what #SID2015 has to say:
The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Ultimately, a better internet is up to us!
Join the efforts to make the internet part of a safer world for all – this coming Tuesday, 10th February.