In 2014, I published Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst, with Lion Hudson. A new edition of this book has now been commissioned, and I am once again undertaking a survey to crowdsource insights into your insights into how we can all help create a more positive online environment for ourselves and our children, and more confidence for those looking after children.
You may be a parent, a carer, a teacher, a grandparent, an aunty/uncle, a youth leader, or other with a concern for online health and safety. The insights collected from this survey will be used within the updated version of the book, related academic journal articles, and any associated public engagement, such as public lectures, media appearances, or taught sessions.
The survey comprises 6 short sections, largely freetext, asking you about yourself, the positives and concerns you have about digital and children, any practices you undertake with children in relation to their digital health, any thoughts your children may have, and a space for feedback as to what you would like to see in the new book. It is anticipated that this will take under 15 minutes of your time – please read each question carefully – responses in bullet point form are entirely fine!
Completing the questionnaire is entirely voluntary and anonymous, respondents can withdraw at any time until final submission, and is run upon software provided by Manchester Metropolitan University.