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Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture  in the third sector (especially faith). Author of 'Raising Children in a Digital Age', regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.

[MEDIA] ‘We need to stop demonising online communities’, with @PremierRadio

'Dr Lewis said the Church can model healthy and diverse communities, as they give us the opportunity to connect with people from all different perspectives and backgrounds, which we can then apply to our online conversations. "I think one of the things that can happen with social media is you end up connecting with only the people who think like you and you have to make a real effort to do that differently. So actually,…

[DIGITAL] Joined @McrDig Programme #DigitalHer

Based upon the slogan 'If she can see it, she can be it', Manchester Digital have set up this excellent initiative with this mission focus: To engage more young women across Greater Manchester to consider careers in digital and technology To use the power of real role models in the industry to bring this to life Provide valuable awareness and insights of tech employers and access to local opportunities for young women To provide support…

[DIGITAL] New Media Literacy Bulletin from @Ofcom

July's media bulletin from @Ofcom was released today, highlighting four reports that Ofcom have produced - essential reading for understanding the UK's digital environment: Key finding from 'Adults: Media Use and Attitudes 2019' report from Ofcom: Mobile phones are increasingly integral to everyday life and half of adults now say, of all devices, they would miss their mobile phone the most. One in three adults never use a computer to go online and one in…

[QUOTED] as @BishopStAlbans opens the #CofECharter debate in @UKHouseofLords

Thanks to Peter Crumpler for spotting my mention in the House of Lords this week (it's 6 minutes into the video): Church of England digital charter leading the way globally, says UK Government minister. Read more at https://t.co/0NOoSJ6tDx Watch the @BishopStAlbans open the #CofECharter debate in the @UKHouseofLords: pic.twitter.com/bawmrdqsrD — The Church of England (@churchofengland) July 12, 2019 I'm trying to remember which publication or speaking space I used those exact words in, but said…

[MEDIA] What should happen to our online selves when we die? from @LifeSearch for @UCBNewsTeam

LifeSearch (a life insurance company) have posted the results of a new study that they have done, into how prepared people are in managing their digital assets/social media after death, and found that a large number of users want their data cleared automatically on death, whilst others want to hold onto e.g. e-books/music, and photographs for the benefit of others post death: Currently, when a person passes away, loved ones face substantial paperwork to deactivate…