[RESEARCH] Quoted in Government Report on Social Media, Screen Use, and Health for @CommonsSTC

In April 2018 I had evidence accepted by the Select Commons Committee, investigating social media/screen use and young people's health. We have just published the Committee’s Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19, Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health. Read it here: https://t.co/qVLOIM9qRF — Science and Technology Committee (@CommonsSTC) January 31, 2019 Today, the government published it's report on the Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health (PDF), and I have…

[MEDIA] Talking about new @Ofcom Report with @BBC_Cumbria

Ofcom today have released their latest Children and parents: media use and attitudes report, and I've just been speaking to Emma Borthwick on BBC Radio Cumbria about that: Key findings TV sets and tablets dominate device use, but time spent watching TV on a TV set (broadcast or on demand) is decreasing The viewing landscape is complex, with half of 5-15s watching OTT television services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Now TV YouTube is…

[CANCER] Talking Radiotherapy Options @TheChristieNHS

After having had my zoladex at the GPs, I headed off to The Christie, ready to talk radiotherapy with Dr Misra, and whether I want to be entered into the CORE trial - I will be having radiotherapy either way, but it may be standard treatment, or stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (which seems to be used quite widely in the rest of the world, but the NHS doesn't routinely fund it). I am eligible for the trial…

[LIFE] Talking #Pockets

Yesterday I was chatting to my friend Nell, author of the excellent Musings of a Clergy Child, and writer at LICC - an organisation I love for really getting me involved in 'life and faith' as things that work together - as an option for research... anyway, we were chatting about pockets, I love that Twitter highlighted this for me @alianoree ... and that you all took a POCKETS photo! Why don’t more places make with…

[MEDIA] Talking about WhatsApp Message Forwarding Limit @BBCWorldService

Yesterday, just a couple of hours after finding out I may have to have chemo again (not what I wanted to hear), I spoke to BBC World Service about WhatsApp limiting forwarding of messages I've had other things on my mind this week, and was asked questions about Zimbabwe which I'd missed. The programme was pre-recorded, with me having time to read a couple of articles: WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news (BBC) How…
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