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[Bucks] Youth Matters in a Digital Age
February 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£5
“Cores End Church is excited to offer a short series of workshops on a range of topics relevant to this ‘digital age’ aimed at supporting young people of secondary school age (approx. 11 – 18 years) and encouraging conversation with parents / carers and youth workers.
We kick off with a fantastic speaker and author Dr Bex Lewis, who will lead workshops on the positive use of technology and social media. Bex is the author of the book ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the best, avoiding the worst’ (Lion Hudson, 2014) and is an academic who has conducted much research in this area.
In addition to our evening young people’s/parent workshop Bex will also run a one-off afternoon workshop on 22nd February 1.30 – 3.30pm aimed at youth workers, to provide a productive space to consider how best to support our young people with technology and social media issues.”
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.