[MEDIA] Blog for @YouBelong_2019 on ‘Knowing God’ (and names)

I met Laura at the Premier Digital Conference 2019, and we got chatting. Earlier this year she sent me a list of questions, and (for once in my life) I didn't overthink the answers. The response to the first question: 1) What is your name and what does it mean?  My name is Bex, short for Rebecca, which apparently means ‘servant of God’ in Hebrew, although a mug I have also says that it means…

[CANCER] A Life Update

I met with my oncologist about 3 weeks ago, and life has continued to be cancer-busy, as I've continued to try to get my head round what has happened to me (not sure this will ever quite happen!). Since then I've met up with a few friends, been to see my parents, and then a couple more things 'cancer related' (aside from my regular treatment infusion). Dentist Who knew that cancer treatment could have such…

[LIFE] Thinking about #WildSwimming #OpenWaterSwimming

I really enjoyed watching this film about Wild Swimming with Alice Roberts: There's been a spate of articles recently (or maybe I've just noticed them), here's one from the New Yorker, ''The Subversive Joy of Cold-Water Swimming' The vogue for outdoor swimming has been fuelled, in part, by the Internet. It’s easy to collect “likes” by posting a photograph of yourself waist-deep in a craggy loch. The British press provides travel advice about the most romantic…

[MEDIA] Talking about @Ofcom new Regulatory Powers with @PremierRadio

This morning it has been announced that Ofcom will have new regulatory powers with regards to online safety. See BBC, Guardian, Financial Times. I'll be on Premier Radio around 1.20pm speaking about this. <added afterwards> My thoughts so far: Cautiously optimistic (as the details are not yet clear) - as part of the mix of making digital a positive place to be. Wary about the global nature of technology, so be interesting to see how much…

[MEDIA] It’s #SaferInternetDay, I spoke to @PremierRadio, @BBCLeeds and @UCBNewsTeam

Today is Safer Internet Day - so six years ago I was on BBC Radio 2 with Steve Wright, and five years ago on The One Show on the BBC, and I've done lots of other press on children and the internet in between. In 2014 Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst was published, and this year I will be working on a second edition, as although much of the…