[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…

[MEDIA] Talking about WhatsApp Message Forwarding Limit @BBCWorldService

Yesterday, just a couple of hours after finding out I may have to have chemo again (not what I wanted to hear), I spoke to BBC World Service about WhatsApp limiting forwarding of messages I've had other things on my mind this week, and was asked questions about Zimbabwe which I'd missed. The programme was pre-recorded, with me having time to read a couple of articles: WhatsApp restricts message-sharing to fight fake news (BBC) How…

[MEDIA] Talking #ScrollFreeSeptember (@R_S_P_H) with @BBCBreakfast #BBCBreakfast

NOTE: There are two clips within this post, one from 7.20am, one from 9.40am. In May 2017, the Royal Society for Public Health produced a report #StateofMind looking at the correlation (though not necessarily causation) between young people's social media use and mental health/wellbeing. The key findings were: 91% of 16-24 year olds use the internet for social networking Social media has been described as more addictive than cigarettes and alcohol Rates of anxiety and depression in…
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