So, earlier this evening, I was live on The One Show, talking about cyberbullying, from my book Raising Children in a Digital Age, and ready for a new cyberbullying report coming out from the BBC tomorrow, as well as Safer Internet Day 2015. All a bit of a whirlwind. If you want a vague idea of what happens – was collected, given a room (with wi-fi), in which I’d planned to work on a report, but ended up rehearsing my points for most of the afternoon. Got a chance to practice them with the producer, then was sent for food, make-up, rehearsal – in which about 10+ minutes in which I got lots of questions, from which Matt/Alex picked the ones they wanted to use. Back behind the scenes, until I was called to the sofa, quick chat whilst the VT is playing, then we’re on air, and what feels like 30 second later, I’m done – no chance to namecheck anyone – sorry – but lots of you are namechecked in the book, so… Watched the rest of it, quick photo, and off home.
Back up in the morning for a few more media interviews, and hopefully some report writing!
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.