[DIGITAL SURVEY] Raising Children in a Digital Age Edition 2 with @LionHudson, supported by @ManMetUni

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,…

[DIGITAL] The Experience of a 24-Hour @Facebook Ban

I was slightly baffled Monday night to be faced with: I was bemused at what might have triggered the block, and why Facebook goes straight for a ban, rather than a 'first warning'. I did some sleuthing work on Twitter and decided that it was this that had triggered it: A couple of people had commented that they felt that this was a problematic post, but I felt it was clear that it was a…

[MEDIA] How can social media affect an election? #GE2019 for @ManMetUni

I've been talking about social media and elections again ... who knew I'd have to do this so frequently? An extract: Social media is more embedded in people’s lives than ever before – most people don’t overthink their use of digital platforms. The four biggest platforms currently in use (albeit differently by different demographics) are Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Instagram. Three of those are owned by Facebook and, as Hilary Clinton said recently, “When Facebook is the…

[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…
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