I had a chat with Mark Woods last week, after he's just come off the phone to Breck's mother, as we sought to seek the positive on the internet.
In case you missed it, I had 2.5 minutes on The One Show yesterday, talking about cyberbullying as part of Safer Internet Day (week), and 3 minutes this morning on BBC News, talking about whether parents should panic about their children sharing inappropriate material online. Click for all media appearances.
A little something created this morning with Chris Byland from the Premier Team: listen to ‘Dr Bex Lewis: Top 10 Internet Safety Tips #SID2015’ on audioBoom
This morning, a short segment on BBC News, reacting to a new report by the BBC indicating that many children are taking risks online. Note: Clip provided by the BBC P.S. If you're wondering what the experience is like - make your way to the BBC, someone takes you down to a small room, checks exactly what time you're on the schedule for, gives you a drink, someone taps your nose with powder. As the…
There's been a lot of talk about a new app in develop that tracks children everywhere (don't such things already exist?). I'm not convinced - can be some value if you both agree what/why you're doing it, but surely, we need to be teaching responsibility to children. Life is not risk-free, and there's some great opportunities to allow children to fully develop being missed! See a couple of pages from my book: